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Johnny Horizon '76 Cowboy Hat

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Catalog Data:
Associated institution:
Department of Interior. Bureau of Education
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
Object Name:
hat
Date made:
ca 1976
Associated date:
1976
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Education
Environment
Environmental History
Credit Line:
Carl R. Zuckerman
ID Number:
1977.0680.02
Accession number:
1977.0680
Catalog number:
1977.0680.02
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Environmental History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History