2017 South Carolina Presidential Inaugural Ball

The South Carolina State Society will host the SC Presidential Inaugural Ball celebrating the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump.  The ball will be held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, January 19, 2017.


Tickets to the ball are sold out, and we are no longer accepting additions to the waiting list.

Tickets are still available for event sponsors.  Sponsorship information is available below.  Opportunities begin at the $2,500 level.


The South Carolina State Society thanks our sponsors for their generous support of the Inaugural Ball!  As of January 9 we are no longer accepting new event sponsors.

Event Information

Location: National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum
VIP Reception: 7:30p.m.
Event Begins: 8:00p.m.
Attire: Black Tie or Military Dress
Accommodations: The venue is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC.  There are a number of hotels within walking distance, but the SC State Society does not have a room block at any.
Transportation: The museum is across the street from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop, which serves the Yellow, Green, and Red metro lines.  Parking in this area is extremely limited and will be more so during inauguration weekend.  Public transportation or a taxi/ride share service is highly recommended.

Inaugural Ball Planning Committee

Robin Muthig, Chair
Jonathan Beam
Eliza Edgar
Becky Fleming
Scott Graber
Leslie Lake
Teddie Norton
Christy Tinnes
Jessica-Phillips Tyson
Lin Whitehouse


For press inquiries, please contact Leslie Lake at scinaugural@gmail.com.

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The 2013 South Carolina Presidential Inaugural Ball, Presented by the South Carolina State Society, 7/23/12

Save the Date – South Carolina Presidential Inaugural Ball, 9/19/2012

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South Carolina State Society Inaugural Ball Reception, 11/7/2012

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