ARCHIVE: Teaching the 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration – A Truly American Tradition
Recorded: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 1:46 pm EST
Duration: 46 minutes
For over two centuries, people have witnessed in awe the Inauguration ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States. Join Smithsonian experts as they share historical facts, stories, and connections with museum objects that that surround these events — from the first Inauguration of George Washington to the upcoming Inauguration of Barack Obama. These interactive sessions will give you a deeper appreciation for this quadrennial occasion and its place in history, whether you take part in the 57th Inauguration as an eyewitness in Washington, D.C., or as a spectator from home.
Join Smithsonian expert, Harry R. Rubenstein, known for his expertise in American political history, in this interactive Q&A session on the presidency, presidential elections and the inaugural ceremonies. He’ll also share his experiences of collecting modern-day treasures and novelties from campaign trails, conventions and past inaugurations.
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