National Museum of American 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.
Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” are being removed from a Smithsonian exhibit to be conserved.
First ladies’ gowns and other objects are returning to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in a new exhibit.
The president of the Smithsonian Institution’s profit-making arm has announced he will step down from the unit that oversees the media, retail and licensing functions of the museum complex.
A historian and former director of the National Portrait Gallery is returning to the Smithsonian Institution to serve as acting director of the National Museum of American History.