Smithsonian Institution

Help the Smithsonian Save Dorothy's Ruby Slippers From "The Wizard of Oz"

Few cinematic artifacts are as iconic as Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Never mind that the shoes described by Frank L. Baum in the source material were actually…

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Help the Smithsonian Save Neil Armstrong's Moon-Landing Space Suit

REBOOT THE SUIT One of the most fragile items in the museum’s collection, Armstrong’s suit was made to preserve human life in the harshness of space, albeit for a very short…

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Sentimental Value: New Exhibit Explores the Stories Behind Used Clothing

Photo by Shutterstock Do you care about connecting with your clothing or would you rather wear it without a second thought?  Most people would say the latter. In fact, when it comes to…

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