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Historical Society: Don't Call Us About Inaugural Ball

Last week, Inauguration Watch posted an item about plans for a People's Party inaugural ball at the old City Museum site downtown. We told you that the three-day celebration from Jan. 16-18 was being planned by a conglomeration of grass roots groups.

What we didn't tell you was how you could get tickets. That's because those details have not been worked out yet. However, that didn't stop folks from emailing and calling the Historical Society of Washington D.C., which now occupies the space of the defunct City Museum, and asking them for tickets, said reference librarian Lida Churchville.

Churchville provided Inauguration Watch with a copy of one such email request:

Are you hosting the Presidential Inaugral Ball in January for
President Obama? If so, do you have any tickets left?? If so what hotel is
within walking distance to this venue?
Thanks so much

Don't call the group, Churchville said, because it has nothing to do with the planned People's Party.


By David A Nakamura  |  November 19, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  The Balls
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