Treasures of American History

Treasures of American History

Representing the breadth of American history, the objects in this highlights exhibition reflected four areas of American experience: Creativity & Innovation, American Biography, National Challenges, and American Identity. Highlighted objects included Dorothy's ruby slippers, Kermit the Frog, Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, Lewis and Clark’s compass, Custer’s buckskin coat, the Greensboro lunch counter, Thomas Jefferson’s bible, and Edison’s light bulb. View Web site

Frequently Asked Questions

How big are Dorothy's shoes in "The Wizard of Oz"?  Were there any notes taken in Jefferson's bible?  See answers to this and other questions about the objects in this exhibition.