Time run­ning out to catch the ruby slip­pers from ‘Oz’

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

There’s no place like home.

And there’s no place like the Smithsonian Mu­seum of Amer­i­can His­tory, if you want to see the ruby red slip­pers from the “Wizard of the Oz.”

But you bet­ter hurry on down the road.

Mu­seum of­fi­cials say April 23 is the last day to see the iconic shoes from the fam­ily movie clas­sic be­fore they are taken off dis­play through next year for some be­hind-the-cur­tain con­ser­va­tion work.

Smithsonian of­fi­cials launched a Kick­starter crowd­fund­ing cam­paign that raised more than $300,000 for the con­ser­va­tion pro­ject.

The size-five shoes worn by Judy Gar­land were do­nated to the Smithsonian in 1979 and have been one of the mu­seum’s most pop­u­lar ar­ti­facts.

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