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Smithsonian Invites First Lady Melania Trump To Present Inaugural Gown

What: 

The First Lady will present her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Date: 
October 20, 2017 - 10:00am
When: 

Friday, Oct. 20; 10 a.m.
Media who wish to pre-set may do so from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Media check-in will be from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Doors will close at 9 a.m.

Where: 

Flag Hall
National Museum of American History
(Use Mall entrance on Madison Drive between 12th and 14th streets.)

RSVP: 

In order to attend: ALL MEDIA need to RSVP by 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, for clearance. Due to U.S. Secret Service requirements, all guests must register in advance. STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Inform the National Museum of American History if you have a White House Hard Pass. RSVPs may be made by e-mail to duffl@si.edu.

 

First Lady Melania Trump will donate the gown she wore to the 2017 inaugural balls to the First Ladies Collection at the National Museum of American History. The vanilla silk crepe off-the-shoulder gown with a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim from neckline to hem and claret ribbon around the waist was designed by Hervé Pierre in collaboration with Mrs. Trump.

Smithsonian Launches Antibody Initiative Centered on Medical History Collections

Digitization Makes Historic Collection Available to the Public

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is launching the Antibody Initiative today with the unveiling of a new website that will provide scholars and the general public in-depth access to the museum’s historical antibody-related collections for the first time.

vaccine syringe in box

"The Walking Dead" Finds Sanctuary at the Smithsonian

National Museum of American History Accepts Donation of Artifacts From AMC’s "The Walking Dead"

In a special ceremony, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History accepted a donation of artifacts from AMC’s post-apocalyptic television series The Walking Dead.

Walking dead promotional photo

National Museum of American History Collaborates With Telemundo To Capture Rich Legacy of Spanish-Language Television in the U.S. and Puerto Rico

Smithsonian Documents Television History With Objects, Photos and Oral Histories

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will add objects from Telemundo, one of the historic Spanish-language television networks in the U.S. whose roots go back to the 1950s, its local stations and employees to the national collections. The donation recognizes the contributions to U.S.

television mic flags

Leaders in Higher Education To Showcase Innovative Approaches To Address Global Challenges

“ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival” Is Presented by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

At the forefront of innovation and creativity, the 15 universities of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) will come together for the first “ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival” Oct. 13–15 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Composite photo

Smithsonian Honors Journalist Tom Brokaw With “Great Americans” Medal

Brokaw Gives Objects Reflecting His Career to the National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will present its “Great Americans” medal to legendary television journalist and noted author Thomas J. Brokaw Sept. 21. During the event, he will donate a West Point presentation saber and two pieces of the Berlin Wall as representative of his more than five-decade career.

portrait of Tom Brokaw

Smithsonian To Honor Sting and J. Ralph Sept. 8 for Contributions to American Music Including Their Oscar-Nominated Song “The Empty Chair”

Evening To Include a Discussion of Philanthropy and a Performance Event Benefits the National Museum of American History’s Culture and Arts Programs

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will acquire objects from world-renowned musician Sting and American composer J. Ralph in a special donation ceremony Sept. 8.

Musicians J. Ralph and Sting

Selena Artifacts Highlight Hispanic Advertising History at the Smithsonian

National Museum of American History Examines Latino Market in “American Enterprise” Exhibit

A new display opening Sept. 12 within the museum’s “American Enterprise” exhibition will explore advertising history through the lens of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez (1971 – 1995). In the 1960s and 1970s, Latinos in advertising and Spanish-language broadcasting began advocating for the buying power of Latino consumers.

Singer Selena posing with bottle of Coke

Hispanic Advertising History

Selena posing with Coke bottle

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Singer Selena poses in black denim pants and black leather vest with pink shirt and pink boots. This image is from a 1994 Coca-Cola campaign developed by San Antonio based ad agency Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates. 

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

J. Ralph & Sting

J. Ralph & Sting

2016 Rumor Mill Records, photo by Dikayl Rimmasch

J. Ralph & Sting, 2016 Rumor Mill Records, photo by Dikayl Rimmasch



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