Don Draper's suit is going in the Smithsonian
Over the course of seven seasons Mad Men charted American history—now the show itself is officially part of it.
AMC announced today that Don’s gray suit, fedora, and office bar cart will be added to the Smithsonian Museum of American History’s permanent collection, along with a copy of the original script for “The Wheel” that contains an alternate ending that wasn’t filmed. The museum will, per AMC, “welcome iconic props, costumes, set décor, scripts and research material” in a March 27 ceremony.
AMC also announced a variety of other Mad Men-related events. These include: a “major exhibition” at the Museum of the Moving Image, which will run from March 14 to June 14; a Mad Men Reading List at the New York Public Library; a two-day film festival at BAMcinématek, Mad Men at the Movies; and an event at the Film Society of Lincoln Center entitled Mad Men: The End of the Era. The Film Society will also screen a free marathon of episodes picked by Weiner. Weiner will also speak at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the 92nd Street Y, and will be present with castmembers for discussions following screenings of episodes March 26 and 27 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A LIVE from the NYPL event will happen after the series finale.
Mad Men‘s final season begins April 5. Start whipping up those old fashioneds.