The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is Sharing Free Printed Artifacts

 - Jul 17, 2017
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis is changing the way visitors interact with history by offering printed artifacts that can be made for free. This initiative is part of the museum's New Century eCollection project, which will involve digitizing 10,000 pieces from the site, such as objects like statues and ornaments.

Since the museum's collection includes precious pieces of US history, such as the original items owned by the 23rd President of the United States, these items will be preserved via additive manufacturing for future generations to enjoy. As a result of sharing 3D-printed creations with museum visitors, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will soon be able to encourage people to interact with replicas of important objects, whereas the originals have been previously off-limits to touch.