‘Mad Men’ stars donate items to Smithsonian

John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm, Charlie Collier
The casts of TV Series “Mad Men” from left, John Slattery who played Roger Sterling, Christina Hendricks who played Joan Harris and Jon Hamm who played Donald Draper, and AMC President Charlie Collier, applaud during a ceremony at the National Museum of American History in Washington, Friday, March 27, 2015, where they donated the objects from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, "Mad Men" that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, are displayed, Friday, March 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, are displayed, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Two watches included with some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script AMC and Lionsgate TV series, "Mad Men" donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, is displayed during a ceremony, Friday, March 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Two watches included with some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, is displayed during a ceremony, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Some objects from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, "Mad Men" that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington are displayed, Friday, March 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Some objects from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington are displayed, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Christina Hendricks
“Mad Men,” cast member, Christina Hendricks who played Joan Harris, poses with some objects AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” that were donated to the National Museum of American History, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

John Slattery
“Mad Men,” cast member John Slattery who played Roger Sterling, poses with some objects AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” that were donated to the National Museum of American History, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Charlie Collier, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm, Matthew Weiner
AMC President Charlie Collier, left, and the casts of TV Series “Mad Men,” from second from left, John Slattery who played Roger Sterling, Christina Hendricks who played Joan Harris and Jon Hamm who played Donald Draper, and “Mad Men” creator, writer and executive producer Matthew Weiner, pose with the objects AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” which were donated to the National Museum of American History, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Jon Hamm
“Mad Men,” cast member Jon Hamm who played Donald Draper, poses beside Don’s charcoal grey suit and some objects AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” that were donated to the National Museum of American History, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

“They say all good things must come to an end, and all great things come to the Smithsonian.”

That’s how AMC President Charlie Collier introduced Friday’s “Mad Men” donation to the National Museum of American History. WTOP was there to capture the star-studded event.

Click through the gallery to see the donated props, costumes and scripts.

(Photo by WTOP’s Jason Fraley)

AMC President Charlie Collier (far left) and “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner (far right) join stars John Slattery, Christina Hendricks and Jonn Hamm at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner signs an autograph for a fan.

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The script from the Season One finale, “The Wheel,” which included a legendary speech by Don Draper.

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Don Draper’s wardrobe is donated to the Smithsonian.

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(Photo by WTOP’s Jason Fraley)

Betty Draper’s dress is donated to the Smithsonian.

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Betty Draper’s apron is donated to the Smithsonian.

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Sterling Cooper’s signature alcohol is donated to the Smithsonian.

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These sweet shoes will join the “Mad Men” exhibit at the Smithsonian.

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John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm, Charlie Collier
Some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, "Mad Men" that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, are displayed, Friday, March 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Two watches included with some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script AMC and Lionsgate TV series, "Mad Men" donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, is displayed during a ceremony, Friday, March 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Some objects from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, "Mad Men" that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington are displayed, Friday, March 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Christina Hendricks
John Slattery
Charlie Collier, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm, Matthew Weiner
Jon Hamm
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The cast and crew of AMC’s “Mad Men” donate items to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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