Gather your flock. You're cordially invited to join Kids' Committee Co-Presidents at the Museum's fourth-annual Presidential Turkey Pardon!
Did you know that the tradition of "pardoning" the turkey at the White House, was actually started by a kid!? President Abraham Lincoln granted clemency to the main course of his family's Christmas Dinner in 1863 after his son, Tad, interceded on behalf of the turkey's life.
Join us for the odd tradition of "pardoning" the turkey with fowl, fun, fitness and food.
Good eating, Ms. President. But let's keep this one trotting!
Turkey Pardon Signing
Sign the petition to save the Great Gobbler!
Turkey Pardon Ceremony
Kids' Committee Co-Presidents hold a vote to pardon the live turkey.
Meet the Bird of the Hour
Meet the majestic turkey awaiting pardoning.
Thanksgiving Olympic Games
Cheer on the educators as they compete in silly games which are EXTREMELY competitive and highly coveted. Who will rise as the big bird of the game?!