Six Stories from the Conservation Lab!
Wielding an adorably tiny vacuum, National Museum of American History objects conservator Dawn Wallace peered through her stereomicroscope at thousands of 80-year-old red sequins. As the soundtrack to The Wizard of... Read more
One More Stop to Oz
Greetings, #KeepThemRuby friends!
After 18 months and hundreds of hours of dedicated conservation work, Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers have made their way home to the National Museum of American History’s... Read more
Toto, we're home!
Dear #KeepThemRuby backers,
We can now officially say there's no place like home! On October 19, 2018, we were over the rainbow with excitement to open the brand-new Ruby... Read more
There's No Place Like Home: The Return of the Ruby Slippers!
Happy October, #KeepThemRuby friends!
It's official: we're not in Kansas (or the Conservation Lab) anymore!
Sparkling brightly after nearly 200 hours of conservation work made possible by you... Read more
The Mystery of the Missing Pair
Dear #KeepThemRuby friends,
Have we got a story for you.
Knowing all things ruby, you remember, Judy Garland had several pairs of slippersmade for her as Dorothy in The... Read more
Just 10 Hours to Go! / Watch Our Exclusive Conservation Video / The Man Behind the Replica Ruby Slippers
"Very few today can say that they are a part of the history of the Ruby Slippers, as none of us made them, wore them, or found them, and very... Read more
33 hours left for #KeepThemRuby! / Did you miss our Live Q&A?
Don't Miss Our Live Curator Q&A!
2 More Days to Join #KeepThemRuby!
We need some heart, brain, and courage right now - we have just 2 days until we click our heels and whisper... Read more
3 More Days!/Live Curator Q&A/Your Oz Stories/The History of Oz on TV
Only 3 More Days to Join #KeepThemRuby!
Hi, again, #KeepThemRubyfriends! It's just 3 more days until the end of our journey! Over the last month we've heard so many... Read more
4 More Days!/Some Love for Tin Man/Dorothy's Backyard/Those Replica Slippers
“Now I know I've got a heart because it is breaking." - Tin Man
Hi team #KeepThemRuby! Over the last month, you've shown a love for the Ruby Slippers... Read more
6 More Days!/Exclusive Scarecrow Sneak Peek/Our Oz-some Backer Pics
Only 6 More Days to Join #KeepThemRuby!
Hi, #KeepThemRubyfriends! It's been a magical trip so far on the yellow brick road with all of you, and with just six... Read more
Stretch Goal Update, #KeepThemSilver?, and Halloween in Oz!
Happy Halloween, #KeepThemRuby friends!
Halloween is a day when when ghouls and goblins and frightening zombies come out at night, but we're still hard at work on our stretch goal... Read more
If We Only Had a... Stretch Goal!
Hi, #KeepThemRuby team!
We're still so excited and grateful that you helped us meet our $300,000 goal in just seven days! Thank you for the overwhelming support you’ve shown to... Read more
$300,000! We Reached the Emerald City – Thanks to You!
"And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true..."
You did it – you helped #KeepThemRuby! More than 5,300 of you have followed the yellow brick road with... Read more
$250,000! We’re Almost to the Emerald City!
“If we walk far enough," says Dorothy, "we shall sometime come to someplace.”
It's been an amazing journey so far, #KeepThemRuby friends! We're on the fifth day of our campaign... Read more
$150,000! We're Half-way Over the Rainbow!
Wow! Thanks to you, we're now half-way over the rainbow! An enthusiastic THANK YOU to each and everyone one of you for your tremendous support! Thanks for sharing our project,... Read more
1,000 Backers on Pledge Day 2!
A big, heartfelt THANK YOU to every one of you who has clicked your heels and joined us on our journey to conserve Dorothy's Ruby Slippers!
We’re off to a... Read more