Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library and Museum
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and view some of the artifacts
The Artifacts Collection contains
Senator Sam's professional and family memorabilia.
Items on display include original political cartoons, many autographed
by the cartoonist, one of the few Watergate chess sets, and the gavel
used by the Senator at the Watergate Hearings. This gavel was presented
to Senator Ervin by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribe. The
Cherokees also presented Senator Sam with a ceremonial headdress, also
on display. Presidential memorabilia includes pens used in the
signing of legislation, Inaugural invitations, books and much more.