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This library is a history of George and Eleanor McGovern—his life as a senator and his race for the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Mitchell, South Dakota
What happened in 1972?

Small museum (it's actually an exhibit in the Dakota Wesleyan library, which is named for George... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Groton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

This library is a history of George and Eleanor McGovern—his life as a senator and his race for the presidency. It is also a reference library for the adjoining college and anyone who wishes to visit. It also has a magnificent photo library of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Small museum (it's actually an exhibit in the Dakota Wesleyan library, which is named for George and Eleanor McGovern) answering some of the big questions about McGovern's life and his landslide loss to Richard Nixon in 1972. Knowing that Nixon resigned in disgrace, you wonder...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank BarbaraN395
Reviewed 2 December 2017

It really isn't anything special. Sure there is a touch of history (a hallway) associated with the place, The library is small, it has a coffee shop and classrooms used by the university. Oh, the campus bookstore is in it, as well. That's about it.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Donna P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Museum is located on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University. Nice review of the highlights of the McGovern's careers. Rather ironic that McGovern lost in a landslide to Nixon, not a very popular figure in presidential history.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank KentNewLondonMN
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is really a must see. I was so impressed with how the library museum is set up. I went for the first time with my nieces whom were in their early 30's. We all loved the modern set up of the museum with large...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank mitswan
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is not as grand as a presidential library, but the library is a fitting tribute for a great American. They have done a fine job providing context for the extraordinary service given to our country by Mitchell native George McGovern and his wife Eleanor....More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank LuvTaTrek
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were in town for my nieces graduation from DWU and wanted to do a few touristy things since we'll probably never be back. We were looking forward to going to the George and Eleanor McGovern Library but when we got there on Saturday (supposed...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank pattyr338
Reviewed 23 September 2016

THe McGoverns were an amazing couple as well as interesting individuals. It speaks to who the people of South Dakota are that although primarily Republicans, McGovern was elected US Senator over and over again. THe library is a gem. The art is outstanding

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We found this museum by accident and didn't know it existed. More publicity outside of South Dakota should be given to this well done, small museum within the library of the Dakota Wesleyan University. George McGovern and his progeny influenced the lives of poor and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank flicka2013
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Clearly anyone attuned to today's politics will see the similarities to McGovern's campaign and the fever behind it by interested Americans. If you were too young to remember it the first time around, or if you want to relive the late 60's and early 70's,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Vacationer2Maine
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