Featuring two centuries of fashion, glitz and glam from the Executive Office, the exhibit 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.
Come see for yourself, from gimmicky apparel to heartfelt folk art and ostentatious furniture to one-of-a-kind keepsakes, You won’t be able to unsee some of these over-the-top accoutrements.
Grand Opening: Thursday, March 7, 5:30-7 pm. 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.