Updated November 1:

“DOOL” will be presenting more items to the Smithsonian including an original script of Marlena Evans’ possession storyline along with director’s notes, and the producers have promised to donate the original hourglass used in the opening sequence.

Originally posted October 28:

“Days of our Lives’” actresses Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) will join Greg Meng, the author of the show’s 50th anniversary book, in presenting Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History with Salem related memorabilia. The ceremony, which is set to take place on Wednesday November 4 at 12:00 PM, will be hosted by Tippi Hedren (“The Birds”). “Days of our Lives” will contribute items to add to the collection established through the museum’s partnership with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, including props, scripts, art, Horton family Christmas ornaments, and a pledge of the famous “Days” hourglass. Chuck Dages, Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said, “Everyone at NATAS is thrilled to continue our relationship with the Smithsonian and Daytime television by bringing these iconic items and stars from ‘Days of Our Lives’ to the museum.” Fans will see the Horton’s trimming their Christmas tree with the original ornaments December 24, 2015 and in 2016 and onward, the ornaments used will be replications.

Watch the Days of our Lives cast on The Today Show, and then read about People magazine celebrating Days’ 50th anniversary.

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