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.
Treasures of American History was on view at the National Air & Space Museum from November 2006 through April 2008, while the National Museum of American History was closed for renovations.
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.