Mister Rogers' Sweater

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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
subject
Television
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood {Television Program}
Television
National Museum of American History
Rogers, Fred
Credit Line
Gift of Fred Rogers
Physical Description
fiber, acrylic (overall material)
metal (zipper material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 31 in; 68.58 cm x 78.74 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
ca 1968 - 1984
Associated Date
1968-2001
Object Name
sweater
ID Number
1984.0219.01
accession number
1984.0219
catalog number
1984.0219.01
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures