WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Inaugural Store Stays Open For Last-Minute Souvenir Buyers

Play associated audio

Although the inauguration took place Monday, the Presidential Inaugural Committee plans to keep its official store in downtown D.C. open through Thursday, Jan. 24 — that is, if there's still anything left.

From the moment the store opened in mid-January, items were flying off the shelves. It's one of the few places in D.C. where inauguration goers can get official souvenirs from the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

"It's about collectibles, it's about memorabilia, and it's about capturing the moment of this historic event," says Megan Burke, merchandising director for the store. She also says this time around, there's something new that wasn't there during Obama's 2009 inauguration.

"Last time we had a toy train because we were bringing the president here on the train, and now it's the official motorcade."

Proceeds from the toy motorcades and other items in the store benefit inaugural activities that are not covered by taxpayer dollars, such as Saturday's National Day of Service event on the National Mall.

NPR

Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
WAMU 88.5

A Matter Of Taste: What Prix Fixe Menus Say About D.C.'s Dining Scene

Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?

NPR

Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.
NPR

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.