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Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers Depart From Smithsonian

One of the most popular items at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington is being taken off display for a special loan to a London museum.

10/09/2012

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After Decades, Cuban Crocodiles Born At D.C. Zoo

An old gal is a new mom. Dorothy, an endangered Cuban crocodile at the National Zoo, has two new hatchlings.

07/20/2012

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Smithsonian To Open New Chronology Of U.S. History

Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” have a new home with a diverse set of artifacts in a new timeline of American history that includes a piece of Plymouth Rock, a slave ship manifest, Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone and Kermit the Frog at the Smithsonian Institution.

04/11/2012