Nixon Inaugural Ball, NMHT, by Hofmeister, Richard K, January 20, 1969, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Honored guests stand at the podium in front of the Star-Spangled Banner at President Nixon's Inaugural Ball, January 20, 1969, in the National Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History, while the crowd listens in the foreground. First Lady Pat Nixon and President Richard Nixon stand to the left of the speaker. Also to the left in front of a palm and pillar can be seen Tricia Nixon Cox, Edward Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower..