Built in 1886 and sitting on the corner of Brazos and 6th Street, The Driskill Hotel is Austin’s oldest operating hotel. Positioned right around the Austin’s Capitol, it has a illustrious history when it comes to American Presidential History. This week at SXSW, it’s home to the ever-unfolding modern history of current US President Donald J. Trump, as they highlight his activities on the social media platform Twitter.
Put together by the folks at Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and having already popped up at a few other locations around the USA, the library promises to “Make Presidential Libraries Great Again”, through a series of traditional exhibition displays (e.g. golden framed tweets), “memorabilia”, videos put together by The Daily Show correspondents (who, including Australia’s own Ronny Chieng, were on hand for the exhibit) and interactive installations.
The “Library” highlights just how far Presidential Communications have fallen in prestige and nuance. And set inside the grand walls where former Presidents met their wives and stayed during their visits to the city, it served as the perfect counterpart to the often hilarious and well presented exhibition.
Here’s a look at what you’ll find in the “Library”:
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is being held at The Driskill Hotel (604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701) until tomorrow, Monday 11th March, from 10am to 10pm