Nixon Inaugural Ball in the Museum of History and Technology

Title

Nixon Inaugural Ball in the Museum of History and Technology

Description

The Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) hosted one of the five Inaugural Balls for Richard Nixon's second Presidential Inauguration in January 1973. During the party, a rooster escaped from an exhibit on early American farm life and started bothering some of the guests. Secretary of the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley rescued the rooster and returned it to its exhibition, but not before a newspaper photographer caught the wayward bird on camera.

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archive. View original.

Date

01/20/1973

Coverage

Event Type

Event Sort Date

19730120

Description

The Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) hosted one of the five Inaugural Balls for Richard Nixon's second Presidential Inauguration in January 1973. During the party, a rooster escaped from an exhibit on early American farm life and started bothering some of the guests. Secretary of the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley rescued the rooster and returned it to its exhibition, but not before a newspaper photographer caught the wayward bird on camera.

Date

01/20/1973

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archive. View original.