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Don Draper's suit, bar cart heading to the Smithsonian

Don Draper is going to Washington.

As the end of "Mad Men" draws closer, AMC announced that props from the series -- including Don's gray suit, fedora and bar cart -- will become part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

The museum will also receive "iconic props, costumes, set decor, scripts and research material" from the series, along with "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's original script for the seminal episode "The Wheel" (with an alternate ending that was never filmed) in a ceremony in D.C. on March 27.

It's part of a series of "Mad Men" events, exhibitions and screenings being held museums and cultural institutions around the country in anticipation of the acclaimed series' grand finale.

The lineup includes a "major exhibition" at New York's Museum of the Moving Image from March 14-June 14 that will feature costumes, sets, props, video clips and other items, as well as a "Mad Men" reading list at the New York Public Library with 25 titles read by characters over the course of the series.

There are also planned discussions with Weiner scheduled at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the 92Y and the Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art (at which he'll be joined by "key cast members" for talks on March 26 and 27 following screenings of favorite episodes), and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will host "'Mad Men': The End of an Era," looking back with the cast at their favorite scenes throughout the last seven seasons, on March 21.

"Mad Men" begins airing its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5, at 10 p.m. ET on AMC.