Bob Dylan’s 1965 Newport jacket to be exhibited at the National Museum of American History

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WASHINGTON, DC.- The leather jacket Bob Dylan wore during his 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island will be on loan to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for its upcoming exhibition, “American Stories.” Opening April 5, the exhibition will showcase historical and cultural touchstones of American history through more than 100 objects from the museum’s vast holdings, supplemented with a few loans. Dylan’s jacket will join Dorothy’s ruby slippers, the rarely displayed walking stick used by Benjamin Franklin, Lincoln’s gold pocket watch, Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves and a fragment of Plymouth rock. A chronological look at the people, inventions, issues and events that shape the American story, the exhibition will serve as an introductory experience to American history and provide changing exhibition space for new acquisitions. Dylan’s J