Don Draper is headed for the Smithsonian. The gray suit and fedora worn by Jon Hamm as the enigmatic lead in the landmark series Mad Men will join the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History in a ceremony on March 27. The ceremony is one of a number of exhibitions, panel conversations and screenings planned at major cultural institutions in New York, Los Angeles and Washington in the run-up to the show’s final seven episodes, which begin airing April 5. The Smithsonian, famously the home to Archie Bunker’s armchair from All in the Family, will also receive other key memorabilia from the show, including Don’s no doubt well-worn bar cart, and the original script for the memorable Season 1 finale, “The Wheel,” complete with an ending that was never filmed. (Maybe one where Harry Crane doesn’t cry?)
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