Mister Roger's Sweater

Description
This red knit cardigan was worn by Fred Rogers, creator and host of the children's program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (PBS, 1968-2001). For more than thirty years, Rogers began each episode by changing into a sweater and tennis shoes and singing, "Won't you be my neighbor?"
An ordained Presbyterian minister, Rogers dedicated his television career to promoting children's emotional and moral well-being. His show, with its friendly conversational style and trips to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, encouraged young viewers to feel loved, respected, and special.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sweater
Date made
1968-1984
Associated Date
1968-2001
user
Rogers, Fred
Physical Description
fiber, acrylic (overall material)
metal (zipper material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 31 in; 68.58 cm x 78.74 cm
ID Number
1984.0219.01
accession number
1984.0219
catalog number
1984.0219.01
subject
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Popular Entertainment
Television
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood {Television Program}
National Treasures exhibit
Television
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author
National Museum of American History
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures

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