Announcement for a ceremony honoring Mae Reeves and the inclusion of her items into the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The ceremony advertised took place on July 27, 2010 at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The text reads "HATS OFF TO MAE!" in the upper right corner above a silhouette of a woman wearing a wide-brimmed furry hat. Below the woman is the text "PLEASE JOIN US IN HONORING / MAE REEVES / a retired Philadelphia milliner and celebrated / designer, as we announce the induction of her superb / collection of hats and antiques into the permanent / collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum / of African American History and Culture. / JULY 27, 2010 / AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA, PLEASE DON YOUR MOST FASHIONABLE HAT IN HONOR OF MAE!" Below this text are the logos of the host museum and four sponsors: the City of Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corp., Philadelphia Retail, The Philadelphia Tribune, and Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress. The announcement is printed in red and black ink on paper that is mounted onto Fome-Cor board. The reverse is blank.
Tri-fold presentation board with cut out printed images of various Mae Reeves hat designs. The hats are featured on the left and right flaps of the board. In the middle are newspaper articles and images of Mae Reeves from the "Hats off to Mae" event at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The reverse is undecorated cardboard with printed logos and advertisement for the manufacturer, Elmer's.