Featuring images, film clips, newspaper articles and more than 100 artifacts from 1836 to 2016, First in the Nation explores candidates’ journeys through the Iowa caucus cycle. From early visits to the state to declaring a presidential bid, follow the path that candidates take as they organize their Iowa campaigns, meet with the people of Iowa, and participate in the excitement of caucus day. While Iowa does not pick the president, it does serve the important role of narrowing the field of candidates and it takes pride in hosting the first in the nation presidential contest.
- Watch a video about Iowa’s unique position as host of the first in the nation caucus
- Learn about Iowa's past presidential candidates
- Take a selfie with your favorite 2020 presidential candidate
Upcoming Related Events
- First in the Nation Traveling Exhibit at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls