After securing funds to restore Dorothy's iconic red shoes, the institution is looking to raise an additional $85,000 to conserve the Scarecrow’s costume.
Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz will shine for years to come, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign by the Smithsonian Institute. Continue reading ? The post Crowdfunding raises $300,000 in a week for ruby slippers restoration appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
(Note: The following was written expressly for the Huffington Post by Tom D. Crouch, PhD, Senior Curator, Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution) In a recent book, a television "docu-drama," and in a paper...Show More Summary
After three years of being paired, maned wolves Echo and Zayda produce two new pups at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
The institution hopes to raise the money in a Kickstarter campaign to repair the “Wizard of Oz” shoes and display them in a temperature-controlled case.
Dorothy's ruby slippers aren't in Kansas anymore. The Smithsonian Institute, their current owner, is asking for crowdfunding help to preserve them.
Seventy-seven years after "The Wizard of Oz" movie was released, Dorothy's famed ruby slippers are in dire need of repairs — about $300,000 worth to be exact. To garner the funds, the Smithsonian Institution (where the shoes currently reside) is asking the public for donations. Show More Summary
Sorry, Dorothy, it’s going to take a lot more than clicking your heels. On Monday, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History launched a fundraising campaign to restore what is widely considered its most popular artifact: a pair of ruby slippers from the film The Wizard of Oz. Show More Summary
image credit Smithsonian Institution One of the most overlooked, yet most significant innovations of the early 20th century might be the US Post Office's decision to start shipping large parcels and packages through the mail.But almost immediately, it had some unintended consequences as some parents tried to send their children through the mail. The Presurfer
CLARENCE THOMAS: DISAPPEARED BY THE SMITHSONIAN, Kevin D. Williamson writes: The Left is committed to its Long March through the Institutions, with a special emphasis on cultural and educational institutions, the commanding heights of public discourse. The Left corrupts everything it touches, and it subordinates everything it touches to politics. That is true of everything […]
New African American Museum Can’t Keep Up With Ticket Demands Having trouble getting tickets to visit the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture? Join the club reports The Washington Post: More people want to get
Ricardo Moreno, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama and director of the Yaguará Panamá Foundation, reported at the 20th Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation held recently in Belize that the number of jaguar killings in Panama is on the rise.
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) A combination of camera-trapping studies and interviews reveals that 26 jaguars have been killed this year in the tiny Republic of Panama. Panama connects North and South America and is an important bridge for wildlife and migrating birds.
In February, I mentioned that the Smithsonian Institution would be opening the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on September 24. At the opening ceremony this weekend, President Obama gave a stunning address, the complete transcript of which is available at the Washington Post. Show More Summary
American President Barack Obama officially opened the new Smithsonian African American museum on Saturday. The museum will examine in depth the history and culture of black Americans. Like all other Smithsonian institutions, this one will have free admission. Show More Summary
Saturday morning marked a monumental day for America, a day many believed would never come—the opening day of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution. NMAAHC was established in 2003 under the authorization of President George W. Bush. But that, of course, was not where the museum’s journey began. That Act of […]
US presidents have a lot of power, but sometimes even they have trouble getting the perfect photo. George W. Bush needed a little help from Barack Obama on Saturday morning at the opening of the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum...Show More Summary
Former President George W. Bush was one of the featured speakers at Saturday's opening of the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, but it's not his speech that's getting all the attention.
The new Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture is filled with artifacts that illustrate the African-American journey in the United States. There are so many important … Click to Continue »
Black history is finally taking its rightful place within the Smithsonian Institution with the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s grand opening on Saturday. While the museum is now opening to considerable fanfare...Show More Summary