Nancy Reagan Gives Gown to NMAH

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Summary

Nancy Reagan officially presents her inaugural ball gown to the National Museum of American History collection of First Ladies' gowns. She announces a plan to establish a First Ladies' Fellowship, an annual Smithsonian award to be offered at the Museum for the study of costume in America.

Subject

  • Reagan, Nancy 1923-
  • First Ladies Hall
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," December 1981, p. 1.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 363.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

November 4, 1981

Topic

  • Dignitaries
  • Gifts
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses

Place

United States

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