If and when you visit Washington, DC here are some of the objects belonging to First Ladies and Presidents of the United States on view in various museums around the nation's capital. At the American History Museum one of President Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hats is on display (a separate blog post on the his hat is forthcoming). The tabletop desk where President Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence is also at the American History Museum. There, too, visitors can stroll through the First Ladies exhibit where 20 First Ladies' inaugural gowns are on display, including First Lady Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown which will be on view until January 2015. Also in the First Ladies collection are objects belonging to various First Ladies and/or the White House. At the African American gallery is one of the pen's President Lyndon Johnson used to sign the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Over at the National Portrait Gallery is the nation's only complete collection of presidential portraits. Have fun exploring!