Experience the American Presidential Experience

After an eventful week in Charlotte, the American Presidential Experience came to a successful close. With over 35 exhibits and 30,000 visitors, there is no question as to this being quite the spectacle at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

This was Mahaffey’s first year to provide the clearspan structure covering the exhibit. In the past, we have installed mobile broadcast studios for several major networks during the RNC, DNC, as well as various Presidential Inaugurations.

A 100′ x 282′ clearspan structure was installed in addition to a catering tent, dining tent and storage area, comprising over 30,000 square feet of space! The structures were equipped with various lighting systems, pipe and drape, and red and blue carpet. How patriotic!

Attendees were thrilled to be inside an air-conditioned tent that protected them from all the exterior elements (including the torrential rain)! But don’t take our word for it:

Enjoy these pictures of the finished product…


Outside of the “experience”


Inside of the American Presidential Experience

Oval office

Replica of the Oval Office

Air force one

Replica of Air Force One


Replica of the Resolute Desk

President automobile

President FDR’s automobile


Did You Know: American Presidential Experience

The Democratic National Convention is approaching quickly, with some of the festivities beginning today. The DNC this year is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mahaffey is joining in on the fun, completing the structure for the American Presidential Experience, an exhibit at the DNC. The APE is a traveling exhibit, displaying presidential artifacts including a replica of the Oval Office and presidential limousine, replicas of the first ladies dresses, presidential chairs and much more! The exhibit will be open to the public beginning August 31st and will continue its display through September 8th.

CarolinaFest 2012 is another celebration that will be taking place during the DNC. Visit their website to get a glance at even more activities happening during convention week. This is a week you will not want to miss. So, if you have a chance to make a trip to Charlotte, make sure you stop in at the convention.

Take a peak at our structure during install!


Breaking ground

Structure APE

Front of APE structure


Rolling out the carpet


Almost finished