First Lady Inaugural Gowns [Paperback]
A SDSHS Press Chapbook
Discover the story behind South Dakota's first ladies and the gowns they wore to their husbands' inauguration.
The First Lady Inaugural Gowns display is one of the most popular stops for visitors to the South Dakota State Capitol, and with good reason: inaugurations are parties, and ladies' dresses are (often) the most elegant aspect of such grand events!
This chapbook, the second from the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, contains photographs of the replica gowns, as well as a biography and photograph of each first lady from Margaret Mellette to Linda Daugaard. The current exhibit, located on the ground floor, was dedicated on 24 February 1989 as part of the South Dakota centennial celebration.