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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders artifacts to be added to Smithsonian museum

February 21, 2018 GMT

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are being honored in a museum in the heart of Redskins country.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington will add old uniforms and memorabilia from “America’s Sweethearts” to the museum’s Hall of Music in a ceremony next Monday.

According to a media advisory, “A ceremony inside the Hall of Music will celebrate the evolution of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders’ most notable relics including both original and present-day uniforms, accessories, collectables, team posters dating back to the 1970s and more.”

The cheerleaders have been renowned since the 1960s, for as long as the Cowboys have played in the NFL. They are known by their distinctive blue and white uniforms with white cowgirl-style boots.

Monday’s ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.