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Inaugural Ball Watch: Lincoln 2.0 Ball

Who: Produced by The American Experience Foundation, in partnership with Destination DC, the official convention and tourism corporation for the nation’s capital
When: Jan.18, 8 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Sts. NW, Washington, D.C.
Tickets: $375 general admission; $500 VIP (includes access to The VIP Victorian Champagne Party in the museum’s Great Hall) Proceeds benefit The American Art Museum and The American Experience Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity and affiliate of Destination DC that develops national programs to educate the public about the arts, culture, American democracy and unique heritage of Washington, DC. A portion of ticket purchase is tax-deductible. See Web site for more information.
Why You Want to Attend: From the press release: "The Lincoln 2.0 Inaugural Ball captures the Victorian essence of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Ball, which took place at the landmark building that now houses the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery while celebrating the modern spirit of possibility sparked by the 2008 election. Produced by The American Experience Foundation, in partnership with Destination DC, the official convention and tourism corporation for the nation’s capital, the Inaugural Ball will include lavish food stations, live entertainment, a full-service open bar and open access to the magnificent art collections of the museum, including the Lincoln Gallery and special exhibitions mounted in honor of the Lincoln bicentennial."

By David A Nakamura  |  December 22, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  | Category:  The Balls
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