An eight-day exhibit of Vice President Dan Quayle's political and personal belongings has drawn a crowd to his hometown of Huntington, Ind., and will be extended for a week.

More than 2,000 people, including Quayle's parents, have seen the collection of hundreds of photographs, documents and personal mementos on display in Huntington's public library, said coordinator David Schenkel.The exhibition in this Midwest town of 17,000 people was to have ended Monday, but will remain open through Memorial Day, Schenkel said.

Many visitors said they wished a relative or friend would have an opportunity to see it, and national media attention is likely to generate additional interest, said library director Kathy Holst.

Film crews came Friday from Germany and two Japanese stations, Holst said. Quayle, 44, was scheduled to visit Japan next week.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Dan Quayle Commemorative Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving Quayle's Indiana roots.