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President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Inauguration Ball

Nancy Reagan Donates Inaugural Ball Dress to SI

 

Nancy Reagan Donates Inaugural Ball Dress to SI

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Year: 
1981
Month: 
november
Day: 
4
Date: 
Wed, 1981-11-04

Nancy Reagan officially presents the gown she wore at the presidential inaugural balls held on January 30, 1981 to the National Museum of American History's collection of First Ladies' gowns. On the same day, 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.