Celebrate Obama's Inauguration In The Same Location As Lincoln's Inaugural Ball!
“A New Birth of Freedom,” is the theme for President–elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration Ball and commemorates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The words come from the Gettysburg address, and express Abraham Lincoln’s hope that the sacrifice of those who died to preserve the nation shall lead to “a new birth of freedom” for the United States of America. In March 1865, Abraham Lincoln’s Inaugural Ball was held at one of Washington’s “noblest” buildings. This National Historic Landmark is now the home of today’s Smithsonian American Art Museum and the site of the 2009 Lincoln 2.0 Inaugural Ball. The event will capture the essence of Lincoln’s Inaugural Ball while celebrating the progression of our country and the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. The Inaugural Ball will include lavish food stations, a full service open bar, and the opportunity to enjoy the historic collections of the museum.
Detailed Event Info:
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Street, Washington, D.C.
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Attire: Black tieTickets: Regular - $375 ($175 is tax-deductible)
VIP - $500 which includes admission to a special Victorian Champagne Party in the Museum’s Great Hall.
Special entertainment and special dignitaries will be part of the evening.
To purchase tickets to the Lincoln 2.0 Inaugural Ball -