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The Wizard of Oz feature film is one of the most popular films of all time and it is based on the Oz fantasy series by L. Frank Baum. The ruby slippers pictured above were worn by actress Judy Garland who played the main character (Dorothy).

We recommend it, especially for families with Elementary-age or middle grade children, as well as reading at least one of L. Frank Baum‘s books.

Fortunately, you can catch glimpses of the story and its iconic movie at the Smithsonian (http://americanhistory.si.edu), as part of the “American Stories” exhibit, second floor east.

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The National Museum of American History is the fourth stop on our District of Columbia Trail!

Patricia Smart