'Mad Men' Artifacts Donated to Smithsonian (photos)
The popular television series "Mad Men" is completing its final season on AMC, but the artifacts will live on in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. In a special ceremony on March 27, the museum accepted a donation of more than 50 artifacts from "Mad Men," including costumes, props, and a script, as well as some of series creator and producer Matthew Weiner's personal notes from the dramatic series. Period costumes from the 1960s included Don Draper's charcoal gray suit and Cordova fedora and Betty Draper's yellow house dress and apron. Also at the donation ceremony in addition to Matthew Weiner were actors Jack Hamm (Don Draper), Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris), John Slattery (Roger Sterling) and AMC President Charlie Collier. The "Mad Men" artifacts join those of other popular TV series in the Smithsonian's collection, including "MASH," "All in the Family" and "Seinfeld."
The museum will open its first-floor innovations wing July 1. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Ave. N.W. and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Admission is free.
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