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Wizard of Oz fans, stop by our store for a free game of Oz-themed pinball and then swing by "American Stories" to see the real ruby slippers.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is loaning the Ruby Slippers worn by Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" to the Victoria and Albert Museum museum to be part of their "Hollywood Costumes" exhibition. The famous shoes return on November 21, 2012. They shoes were taken off display today (October 9, 2012). In their place will be Kermit the frog.

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For #HispanicHeritage Month, we had an "alfombra" (carpet) made of colorful sawdust on the museum floor, a Guatemalan tradition. #HHM

National Museum of American History

Locals, been a while since you visited us? Get some QT (with beer) Saturday night, June 18, 2016.

National Museum of American History

Don Draper's suit and hat, 2007, worn by Jon Hamm on AMC's "Mad Men" is on display in our "American Stories" exhibition. Sunday, November 22, 2015, is the last day to see it. Plan your visit!

National Museum of American History

Thurs., Oct. 15, 2015, 6-7 p.m.: Moderated by Eduardo Diaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, a panel discusses baseball as a social and cultural force within Latino communities across the nation. The panelists include Adrian Burgos of the University of Illinois, Jose Alamillo and Cesar Caballero of California State University, and Sarah Gould and Priscilla Leiva of the University of Texas. Credit line: Latino Baseball History Archive at California State University San Bernardino.

A kitchen in the museum? Yep! The kitchen is part of an interactive learning space for dynamic, sensory-learning experiences, and we're looking forward to sharing our discoveries about food history with you. Join us on Friday!

Hi there, Pinterest friends. Whether you also follow us on Facebook or not, we'd love it if you could take this short survey about the museum on Facebook: Image info: Surrounded by a circle of new inventions, (sewing machine, camera, locomotive), a figure marches forward as the sun rises. Sheet music from 1900-1910. (Facebook may not be a "new invention" but we're still working on the best way to use it.)