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A community of backers around the world came together to help the Smithsonian conserve and display the Ruby Slippers and Scarecrow costume.
A community of backers around the world came together to help the Smithsonian conserve and display the Ruby Slippers and Scarecrow costume.
6,451 backers pledged $349,026 to help bring this project to life.

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    Thanks for joining us!

    Click your heels, step onto the yellow brick road and join our journey to preserve an American icon! This adventure comes with our heartfelt thanks and exclusive updates on our project.

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    Digital Poster by William Ivey Long

    A poster created exclusively for this Kickstarter project by William Ivey Long, the multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway designer -- magically sent to you in digital format.

    Also comes with our heartfelt thanks and exclusive updates on our project!

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    Cling-on Decal by William Ivey Long

    Whether in Munchkin Land, the Emerald City or your part of the world, show everyone you love the Ruby Slippers by displaying this decal designed by award-winning Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long. Size: 2.5" x 4"

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    Tote Bag by William Ivey Long

    This is a Toto-ly wonderful tote bag! Created by award-winning Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long exclusively for this project.

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    T-shirt by William Ivey Long

    Any scarecrow with a brain would love wearing this t-shirt. We think you will, too! Another William Ivey Long original design. Toddler, youth and adult sizes. See our FAQs for size chart.

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    Printed Poster by William Ivey Long

    6-time Tony Award-winning Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long created this unique poster exclusively for this project. Standard 18 x 24" poster size for easy framing.

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    Museum Membership & Smithsonian Magazine

    Start a dynamic relationship with a membership to the National Museum of American History, home of the Ruby Slippers. Receive exclusive insider communications directly from the museum!

    You'll also receive as a benefit the Smithsonian Magazine, an informative publication that places a Smithsonian lens on the world. You'll enjoy 11 monthly issues which look at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution -- science, history, art, pop culture and innovation.

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    Google Hangout with John Fricke

    If you can’t make it to see the Wizard in the Emerald City, we’ll bring him to you! Renowned historian and author on the Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland will chat with you and answer questions. John Fricke has authored 7 books, won 2 Emmy Awards, and has been nominated for a Grammy for his work related to Oz and Judy Garland.
    We’ll schedule 3 chats between January to December 2017.

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    Live Conservation Video Tour

    You'll get to pay attention to what's behind the curtain as we take you on a video tour of of the Ruby Slippers in conservation! The tour will be scheduled between September 2017 to April 2018.

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    Coffee with Wizard of Oz Historian (1)

    John Fricke is truly the wizard of wiz, if ever a wiz there was! Before the museum is open to the public, you'll have coffee and pastries by the Slippers with other fans and renowned historian and author on the Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. You'll also have an opportunity to view objects-out-of-storage from the museum’s popular culture collection. This group event will be scheduled in Washington, DC between February to December 2017.

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    Signed & Glitterized Poster

    This reward excites us so much we can barely hear our hearts beating! Designer William Ivey Long will personally sprinkle his design with glitter and magic -- and sign it, too! 8.5 x 10" size for easy framing.

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    Exhibition Preview for 4 People

    Join us at the National Museum of American History for an exclusive opportunity to preview the exhibition tentatively titled “On with the Show” with other Wizard of Oz fans, where the newly conserved Ruby Slippers will be on display! This event will take place between June to December 2018 in Washington, DC.

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    Coffee with Wizard of Oz Historian (2)

    John Fricke is truly the wizard of wiz, if ever a wiz there was! Before the museum is open to the public, you and a guest will have coffee and pastries by the Slippers with other fans and renowned historian and author on the Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. You'll also have an opportunity to view objects-out-of-storage from the museum’s popular culture collection. This group event will be scheduled in Washington, DC between February to December 2017.

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    Lunch and Group Tour with a Curator

    "You've always had the power, my dear -- you've just had to learn it for yourself." But sometimes, you get to learn from a curator!

    Get answers to your burning questions about the Ruby Slippers, the Wizard of Oz and other museum topics during this lunch and tour with a National Museum of American History curator.

    The tour will be at the museum in Washington, DC and will be scheduled between February 2017 to April 2018.

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    Pre-Opening Party

    Come celebrate with us at this exclusive party in 2018! The Ruby Slippers will be freshly conserved and back on display in the "On with the Show" exhibition at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, and you and a guest can be among the first in the public to see them in their brand new case. This event will be scheduled between June to December 2018.

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    Replica Ruby Slippers

    These replica ruby slippers look so real, your friends might be tempted to drop a house on *you* just so that they can get them!

    The base for these shoes were crafted in white silk faille on antique size 6 shoe lasts from 1936, lined in white kid skin leather. The white silk faille was spray dyed as MGM did with the originals. The custom-made "Innes Shoe Company" logo is heat embossed onto the insole of the right shoe. Custom-made French sequins with a hand-applied flaked metallic aging treatment are applied to the back side and sewn using the same methods as the original slippers. Contains several more custom-made features. Recommended for display only. See our FAQs for details.

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    Custom Museum Tour & Name on Donor Wall

    We'd love to take you over the rainbow and make your dreams come true by taking you on a customized tour of the National Museum of American History, home of the Ruby Slippers! Explore our exhibition halls as well as behind-the-scenes spaces with a museum expert. We'll accommodate up to a group of 6 of your friends and family. This will be scheduled between Sep 2017 and April 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Comes with Donor Wall recognition.

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    Ruby Slippers Up Close & Donor Wall

    The Wicked Witch of the West could never get this close to the Ruby Slippers, but YOU can! See them behind-the-scenes with our museum experts while they're being conserved. This exclusive access will be scheduled between September 2017 to April 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Comes with Donor Wall recognition.

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