Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
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.
Last updated
Conserve Dorothy's RUBY SLIPPERS project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Conserve Dorothy's RUBY SLIPPERS

$349,026

6,451

 

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    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.

    **********
    The full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    789 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    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!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $4.64; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1,083 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    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"

    Plus everything at the $10 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $8.93; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1,011 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    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.

    Plus everything at the $25 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $23.88; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1,245 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    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.

    Plus everything at the $50 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $43.83; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    671 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $57.44; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    514 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $82.83; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    115 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    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.

    Plus everything at the $150 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $82.83; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    Limited (42 left of 45)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $43.83; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    17 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $50.33; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    Limited (48 left of 50)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $308.83; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    38 backers
    Limited (12 left of 50)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $43.83; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    Limited (48 left of 50)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $56.83; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    Limited (21 left of 25)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $68.88; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    Limited (8 left of 20)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $243.88; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    Limited (10 left of 10)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $7,000 or more About $7,000

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $1,443.88; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    Limited (4 left of 6)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $43.88; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    Limited (10 left of 10)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    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.

    Plus everything at the $75 reward level!

    **********
    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $43.88; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    Limited (8 left of 10)
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (31 days)

Line icon alert icon Artboard Copy 8 arrow-down icon arrow-down arrow-left icon arrow-left arrow-point-left icon Fill 1 Copy 5 arrow-point-right icon Fill 1 arrow-right icon arrow-right arrow-up-right icon icon--arrow-up-right copy bar-chart icon Artboard Copy 6 bell icon Combined Shape Copy 5 book icon Artboard Copy 3 bookmark icon Fill 1 brand-assets icon Artboard Copy 13 cart icon Artboard Copy 4 chat icon chat check icon Fill 1 Copy 6 circle-back icon Fill 1 Copy 13 circle-forward icon Fill 1 Copy 16 circle-k icon circle-k circle-left icon circle-left circle-right icon circle-right clipboard icon Artboard Copy 12 clock icon Combined Shape close icon close closed-caption icon Fill 1 compass icon Combined Shape Copy 2 conversion icon conversion delta-down icon Fill 1 delta-left icon delta-right icon Fill 1 delta-up icon Fill 1 duplicate icon duplicate embed icon Combined Shape Copy 6 eye icon Combined Shape Copy 12 facebook-contained icon Facebook Contained facebook icon Facebook logo flag icon Fill 1 Copy 3 gear icon Fill 1 Copy 14 global-africa icon Fill 1 Copy 9 global-america icon Fill 1 Copy 10 global-asia icon Fill 1 Copy 17 graph-bar icon Combined Shape Copy 9 graph-line icon Combined Shape Copy 16 heart icon Fill 1 Copy 8 help icon human icon icon--human icon--alarm icon icon--alarm icon--alert icon icon--alert icon--arrow-down icon icon--arrow-down icon--arrow-left icon icon--arrow-left icon--arrow-right icon icon--arrow-right icon--arrow-up-right icon icon--arrow-up-right icon--arrow-up icon icon--arrow-up icon--backer-badge icon icon--backer-badge icon--bell icon icon--bell icon--bolt icon icon--bolt icon--bookmark-outline icon icon--bookmark-outline icon--bookmark icon icon--bookmark icon--calculator icon icon--calculator icon--calendar-check icon icon--calendar-check icon--calendar icon icon--calendar icon--campaign-outline icon icon--campaign-outline icon--check icon icon--check icon--chevron-down icon icon--chevron-down icon--chevron-left icon icon--chevron-left icon--chevron-right icon icon--chevron-right icon--chevron-up icon icon--chevron-up icon--circle-around icon icon--circle-around icon--circle-back icon icon--circle-back icon--circle-forward icon icon--circle-forward icon--circle-loader icon Page 1 icon--circle icon icon--clipboard icon icon--clipboard icon--clock icon icon--clock icon--closed-caption icon icon--closed-caption icon--code icon icon--code icon--collapse icon icon--collapse icon--commissions icon icon--commissions icon--compass icon icon--compass icon--confirmation icon icon--confirmation icon--conversion icon icon-conversion icon--cpu icon icon--cross icon icon--cross icon--curve-right icon icon--curve-right icon--delta-down icon icon--delta-down icon--delta-left icon icon--delta-left icon--delta-right icon icon--delta-right icon--delta-up icon icon--delta-up icon--download icon icon--download icon--ellipsis icon icon--expand icon icon--expand icon--external icon icon--external icon--eye icon icon--eye icon--facebook icon icon--facebook icon--filter icon icon--filter icon--flag icon icon--flag icon--frown-filled icon icon--frown icon icon--gear icon icon--gear icon--globe-africa icon icon--globe-africa icon--globe-america icon icon--globe-america icon--globe-asia icon icon--globe-asia icon--graph-bar icon icon--graph-bar icon--graph-line icon icon--graph-line icon--happy-filled icon icon--happy icon icon--heart-outline icon icon--heart outline icon--heart-thin-outline icon Fill 1 icon--heart icon icon--heart icon--home-with-door icon icon--home icon icon--home icon--human icon icon--human icon--humans icon icon--humans icon--image icon icon--image icon--inbox icon icon--inbox icon--info icon icon--info icon--instagram icon icon/instagram icon--lightbulb icon icon--lightbulb icon--link icon icon--link icon--lock-black-bg icon lock-icon icon--lock icon icon--lock icon--mail icon icon--mail icon--meh-filled icon icon--meh icon icon--menu icon icon--menu icon--message icon icon--message icon--mobile icon icon--mobile icon--overflow icon icon--overflow icon--pause icon icon--pause icon--pencil icon icon--pencil icon--pin icon icon--pin icon--pinterest icon icon--pinterest icon--play icon icon--play icon--plus-human icon icon--plus-human icon--plus icon icon--plus icon--prohibit icon icon--prohibit icon--project-budget icon icon--pull-quote icon icon--pull-quote icon--question-filled icon icon--question-filled icon--question icon icon--question icon--reorder icon icon-reorder icon--reply icon icon--reply icon--reward icon icon--save icon icon--save icon--saved icon icon--saved icon--search icon icon--search icon--section-break icon icon--section-break icon--small-k icon icon--sound-hi icon icon--sound-hi icon--sound-lo icon icon--sound-lo icon--sound-mute icon icon--sound-mute icon--star-outline icon Star Outline icon--star icon icon--star icon--subtitles-captions icon icon--subtitles-captions icon--text-bold icon icon--text-bold icon--text-bullet icon icon--text-bullet icon--text-italic icon icon--text-italic icon--textalign-centered icon icon--textalign-centered icon--textalign-right icon icon--textalign-right icon--thumbs-down icon icon--thumbs-down icon--thumbs-up icon icon--thumbs-up icon--thumbsdown-outline icon icon--thumbsdown-outline icon--thumbsup-outline icon icon--thumbsup-outline icon--trash icon icon--trash icon--tumblr icon icon--tumblr icon--twitter icon icon--twitter icon--unlink icon Artboard icon--unlock icon icon--unlock icon--update-freeform-round icon icon--update-freeform-round icon--update-freeform icon icon--update-freeform icon--update-pinned icon Artboard icon--update-qa-round icon icon--update-qa-round icon--update-qa icon icon--update-qa icon--upload icon icon--upload icon--video icon icon--video icon--youtube icon icon--youtube icon-imagealign-center icon icon-imagealign-center icon-imagealign-left icon icon-imagealign-left icon-imagealign-right icon icon-imagealign-right info icon Combined Shape Copy instagram icon instagram copy kickstarter icon Artboard Copy 5 leaf icon leaf lightbulb icon icon--lightbulb link icon Combined Shape Copy 8 loading-spin icon lock icon Combined Shape Copy 4 mail icon Combined Shape map-pin icon Fill 1 menu icon Group message icon Fill 1 Copy 12 mobile icon Page 1 Copy 2 pause icon pause copy pencil icon Combined Shape Copy 3 pin icon Combined Shape Copy 11 pinterest icon pinterest play icon play copy plus-human icon icon--plus-human plus icon Fill 1 Copy 7 question icon Combined Shape Copy 14 search icon Fill 1 Copy 11 shapeshift icon share icon Fill 1 Copy slash icon solid-arrow icon solid-arrow sound-hi icon Combined Shape sound-lo icon Combined Shape sound-mute icon Combined Shape star icon Fill 1 Copy 2 stopwatch icon Group 2 thumbs-up icon Shape tools icon Shape trash icon Combined Shape tumblr icon tumblr copy twitter icon twitter copy user icon Artboard Copy 10 volume-up icon Artboard Copy 9 warning icon Combined Shape Copy 10 write icon Artboard Copy 11 x icon Fill 1 Copy 4 youtube icon Combined Shape