Johnny Horizon '76 Cowboy Hat

Description:

The Johnny Horizon Program was established by the U.S. Department of the Interior in the early 1970s to increase environmental awareness and encourage people to work together to improve and protect the environment. “Johnny Horizon” was a symbolic figure of a concerned citizen who wanted to help keep America clean as it approached its 200th birthday in 1976.

The program distributed environmental education newsletters, booklets, stickers, and other material throughout the country. This “Johnny Horizon” red, white, and blue life-size cowboy hat was offered to children so they could show their support for a safe and healthy future for America.

Date Made: ca 1976Associated Date: 1976

Associated Institution: Department of Interior. Bureau of Education

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: EducationEnvironmentEnvironmental History

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See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, Environmental History

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Credit Line: Carl R. Zuckerman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0680.02Accession Number: 1977.0680Catalog Number: 1977.0680.02

Object Name: hat

Physical Description: red; white; blue (overall color)wool felt (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 10 in x 12 3/4 in; 12.7 cm x 25.4 cm x 32.385 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-5dfc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_524552

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