November 5, 1954

Great Britain’s Queen Mother visits the Smithsonian Institution on Nov. 5. Accompanied by Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower and Secretary Leonard Carmichael, the Queen Mother visits the First Ladies’ Collection in the Arts and Industries Building.


November 4, 1981

Nancy Reagan officially presents the gown she wore at the inaugural balls held on January 30, 1981 to the National Museum of American History’s collection of First Ladies’ gowns. 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… Continue reading November 4, 1981