Smithsonian Inaugural Collections Grow with Obama Souvenirs

Over the inaugural weekend, Smithsonian curators were among the crowds searching for significant artifacts that will later mark the historical moment


The Ghost of Inaugural Lunches Past

Now its a pageant, but the post inauguration meal used to be a pretty mild affair


Inauguration Tours: Smithsonian American Art Museum

No ticket to a fancy ball this Inaugural weekend? I suggest you wander up to the third floor of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art

Six Indian chiefs passing in review before President Roosevelt during his 1905 Inaugural parade. Left to right: Buckskin Charlie (Ute), American Horse (Oglala Sioux), Quanah Parker (Comanche), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache) and Hollow Horn Bear (Brule Sioux).

Indians on the Inaugural March

At the invitation of Theodore Roosevelt, six Indian chiefs marched in his inaugural parade as representatives of their tribes

U.S. Marine Band on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

After an Inauguration, the Stars Come out to Play

Ever since George Washington danced after his inauguration, the ceremony has brought big names in the arts to the capital city

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Behind Inaugural Speeches, Meaningful Words

What words do presidents focus on most in their inaugural addresses? Explore speeches, from Washington to Obama

From Washington to Biden, Inauguration History

Every four years, D.C. celebrates the presidential inauguration

Inauguration of President Kennedy on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol.

Inaugural Firsts

When was the first inaugural parade? Who had the longest inaugural address? A look at presidential inaugurations through time

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