Some of Minnesota’s biggest companies have signed on as sponsors for CivicFest, the big political and history festival that will run in conjunction with the Republican National Convention.
Organizers are quick to note that CivicFest is nonpartisan: There will be memorabilia, artifacts and exhibits from both sides of the aisle.
CivicFest will run at the Minneapolis Convention Center from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. The convention is at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Sept. 1-4.
Some of the major sponsors and their exhibits, announced this morning, are:
Information Booth: 3M Co.
President’s Walk Exhibit: Ameriprise Financial
Three Centuries of Political Memorabilia: Associated Bank
Live Stage: Best Buy
Air Force One: Boeing
Presidential Timeline Exhibit: Carlson Cos.
White House Entertaining Exhibit: Ecolab
First Ladies Gown Exhibit: Medtronic
Convention Floor Exhibit: Qwest Communications International
Presidential Health Exhibit: St. Jude Medical
Oval Office Exhibit: Target
Walleye School of Fish Exhibit: The Travelers Cos.
Minnesota Greatest Generation Exhibit: UnitedHealth Group
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibit: U.S. Bank
Hail to the Chief Exhibit: Xcel Energy