Ruby relics are on view a final week
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Ruby relics are on view a final week

  • COURTESY SMITHSONIAN

    Dorothy’s slippers from “Oz.”

WASHINGTON >> 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’d better hurry on down the road.

Museum officials say April 23 is the last day to see the iconic shoes from the classic family movie 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-5 shoes worn by Judy Garland, who played Dorothy in the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz,” were donated to the Smithsonian in 1979 and have been one of the the museum’s most popular artifacts.

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