A wildly popular exhibition has returned to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. “The First Ladies” returned to the museum Saturday, showcasing dresses and personal effects that trace more than 100 years of the unofficial office of the first lady.
Over the years, “First Ladies” has attracted thousands of visitors arriving on flights to Washington D.C.
The first exhibition dedicated to the nation’s most influential women opened at the Smithsonian back in 1914. Since then, more than 10 versions have enjoyed successful runs in the nation’s capital.
According to a report in USA Today, every first lady since Helen Taft has followed the tradition of donating her inaugural gown to the museum’s collection. The exhibition is currently anchored by a stunning white dress worn by Michelle Obama.
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