Presidential Inaugural Balls at the Smithsonian

Every four years the United States elects their President. After the inauguration ceremony and a trip to the White House, the President and First Lady head out for a night on the town. The celebration is one of the most talked about events in Washington, DC and the Smithsonian often gets in on the action. Explore the many balls that the Institution has hosted, and the gowns and décor that have graced its museums’ halls.

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