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The history of Glitz & Glamour in the White House

The history of Glitz & Glamour in the White House

What kind of present do you get the POTUS who has everything? 

Jennifer Capps, VP of Curatorship & Exhibition, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, tell us about the newest exhibit, featuring two centuries of fashion, glitz and glam! 

The history of Glitz & Glamour in the White House

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The exhibit, opening March 7, showcases over-the-top gifts, accessories, heartfelt folk art, ostentatious furniture and one-of-a-kind keepsakes surrounding the presidency of the United States. 
 
The gifts received from foreign heads of state are part of the record of American diplomacy. Gifts from American and foreign citizens often expressed either personal warmth or their feelings for the president. Many of these gifts are examples of the finest decorative arts and craftsmanship available around the world. Come explore these artifacts for yourself, from gimmicky apparel to stately pearl-adorned evening gowns, heartfelt folk-art to ostentatious furniture, solid gold commemorative coins to questionable keepsakes.
 
The Glitz & Glamour exhibit will hold its grand opening on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided at this open house-style event, which will take place in the Welcome Center of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/GlitzGrandOpening

The history of Glitz & Glamour in the White House


Glitz & Glamour will run through December 31, 2019.
 
The Presidential Site offers daily guided tours. Tours are on the hour and half-hour, and last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Hours are Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Members may attend for free, and the general public may purchase tickets for $6 per person. Tickets may be reserved at www.presidentbenjaminharrison.org
 
For additional details visit http://www.presidentbenjaminharrison.org/visit.
 

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