Carter Donates Inaugural Ball Gown

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Summary

Rosalynn Carter donates her Inaugural Ball gown to the Smithsonian at a ceremony in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. She first wore the gown in 1971 for her husband's inaugural as governor of Georgia, and chose to wear it again for his inauguration as President.

Subject

  • Carter, Rosalynn
  • First Ladies Hall
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

The Smithsonian Torch, 8/1978, p. 1

Contact information

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

Date

July 20, 1978

Topic

  • Dignitaries
  • Gifts
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses

Place

United States

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