WASHINGTON — Beaumont-born Lisa Kathleen Graddy is curator of one of the most popular exhibits of all 19 Smithsonian museums: The First Ladies exhibit, which includes inaugural gowns and other memorabilia.
“First Ladies Exhibit is an American pilgrimage destination,” Graddy said. “Families come just to see it. Daughters went with their mothers. Their daughters go with their daughters. And men enjoy the tradition, too.”