Ruby slippers to return to view at National Museum of American History

    File- This Nov. 9, 2001, file photo shows the sequin-covered ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" at the offices of Profiles in History in Calabasas, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

    Dorothy's iconic ruby slippers from the "Wizard of Oz" make their return to Smithsonian's National Museum of American History next week.

    Beginning on Friday, October 19, from 12 - 3 p.m., the red shoes will be on display, along with the Scarecrow's hat, which was worn by actor Ray Bolger in the 1939 film, as the museum celebrates the opening weekend of their Ruby Slippers gallery and eight other American Culture displays.

    The now sparkling red slippers have been in the museum's Conversation Lab where they were stabilized and cleaned.

    The opening weekend celebration will continue on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12 to 3 p.m.

    The event is free to the public. Treats will be available for purchase in the museum's cafes.

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