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  Nebraska First Ladies Inaugural Ball Gowns
   
as Collections Treasures


The wife of Nebraska's governor ("The First Lady") traditionally wears a special gown to the governor's inaugural ball, as represented by these five examples from the Nebraska State Historical Society collections.

 


9923-1
Elizabeth Crosby
1953 Inaugural Ball Gown
Wife of Governor Robert B. Crosby
Term of Office: 1953-1955
Source: Gift of Robert B. Crosby


9440-1
Lorna Tiemann
1967 Inaugural Ball Gown
Wife of Governor Norbert T. Tiemann
Term of Office: 1967-1971
Source: Gift of Lorna Tiemann


9732-1
Patricia Exon
1971 Inaugural Ball Gown
Wife of Governor J. James Exon
Term of Office: 1971-1979
Source: Gift of Patricia Exon


10966-1
Ruth Thone
1979 Inaugural Ball Gown
Wife of Governor Charles Thone
Term of Office: 1979-1983
Source: Gift of Mrs. Charles Thone


13040-1
Stephanie Johanns
1999 Inaugural Ball Gown
Wife of Governor Mike Johanns
Term of Office: 1999-2005
Source: Gift of Stephanie Johanns



 

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