Hard City the Board Game

Conserve Dorothy's RUBY SLIPPERS

A project in Washington, DC by Smithsonian Institution

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Join us on our journey to preserve an American icon #KeepThemRuby
Backers: 6451
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $349,026 of $300,000
Dates: Oct 17th -> Nov 16th (32 days)
Project By: Smithsonian Institution
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Latest News

Dorothy’s ruby slippers will return to the National Museum of American History on Oct. 19

May 15th - via: washingtonpost.com
The popular artifacts — from the landmark 1939 movie starring Judy Garland — will be a highlight of an interim exhibition on American popular culture. (Read More)

Smithsonian raises more than $690,000 on Kickstarter for its planned conservation of items

July 11th - via: straitstimes.com
When the world's largest museum complex asked for aid to conserve a few of its most beloved objects, the response was immediate. (Read More)

Just 10 Hours to Go! / Watch Our Exclusive Conservation Video / The Man Behind the Replica Ruby Slippers

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
"Very few today can say that they are a part of the history of the Ruby Slippers, as none of us made them, wore them, or found them, and very few have owned them. What better way to incorporate yourself into the history of the most important movie... (Read More)

33 hours left for #KeepThemRuby! / Did you miss our Live Q&A?

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Scarecrow: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy! Rapture! I got a brain! How can I ever thank you enough?  Wizard of Oz: You can’t. THE WIZARD OF OZ and all... (Read More)

Don't Miss Our Live Curator Q&A!

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
2 More Days to Join #KeepThemRuby! #KeepThemRuby friends, We need some heart, brain, and courage right now - we have just 2 days until we click our heels and whisper those magic words - just 2 days to get from $345k to our stretch goal of $385k! But... (Read More)

3 More Days!/Live Curator Q&A/Your Oz Stories/The History of Oz on TV

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Only 3 More Days to Join #KeepThemRuby!Hi, again, #KeepThemRuby friends! It's just 3 more days until the end of our journey! Over the last month we've heard so many amazing stories from you on why you backed our project. We've shared some of them... (Read More)

4 More Days!/Some Love for Tin Man/Dorothy's Backyard/Those Replica Slippers

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
“Now I know I've got a heart because it is breaking." - Tin Man Hi team #KeepThemRuby! Over the last month, you've shown a love for the Ruby Slippers so powerful we don't have to even wonder if we have hearts... because they're so full. You've... (Read More)

6 More Days!/Exclusive Scarecrow Sneak Peek/Our Oz-some Backer Pics

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Only 6 More Days to Join #KeepThemRuby!Hi, #KeepThemRuby friends! It's been a magical trip so far on the yellow brick road with all of you, and with just six days left in our campaign, we're so grateful for the 6,124 of you (so far!) who have pledged... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update, #KeepThemSilver?, and Halloween in Oz!

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements © and ™ Turner Entertainment Co. Judy Garland as Dorothy from THE WIZARD OF OZ. (s16)   Happy Halloween, #KeepThemRuby friends! Halloween is a day when when ghouls and goblins and... (Read More)

If We Only Had a... Stretch Goal!

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, #KeepThemRuby team! We're still so excited and grateful that you helped us meet our $300,000 goal in just seven days! Thank you for the overwhelming support you’ve shown to this project, the Ruby Slippers, and the Smithsonian National Museum of... (Read More)

Smithsonian Adds Scarecrow’s Costume To Crowdfunding Restoration Wishlist

October 25th - via: antiquesandthearts.com
It took just seven days for nostalgia fans of “The Wizard of Oz” to raise more than $300,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to restore Dorothy’s iconic slippers to their ruby red glory. (Read More)

$300,000! We Reached the Emerald City – Thanks to You!

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
"And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true..." You did it – you helped #KeepThemRuby! More than 5,300 of you have followed the yellow brick road with us over the last week, and you've shown the world that there really is no place... (Read More)

$250,000! We’re Almost to the Emerald City!

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
“If we walk far enough," says Dorothy, "we shall sometime come to someplace.” It's been an amazing journey so far, #KeepThemRuby friends! We're on the fifth day of our campaign and nearly 5,000 of you have helped us get so close to our $300,000... (Read More)

$150,000! We're Half-way Over the Rainbow!

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! Thanks to you, we're now half-way over the rainbow! An enthusiastic THANK YOU to each and everyone one of you for your tremendous support! Thanks for sharing our project, and for your encouraging comments and messages. It's wonderful to have... (Read More)

1,000 Backers on Pledge Day 2!

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
A big, heartfelt THANK YOU to every one of you who has clicked your heels and joined us on our journey to conserve Dorothy's Ruby Slippers!  We’re off to a great start, but we need YOU to keep the momentum going and ensure we meet our goal. Will... (Read More)

Smithsonian needs $300,000 to save Dorothy’s red slippers

October 18th - via: wgno.com
The most famous shoes in the world are in need of a $300,000 facelift. (Read More)

Smithsonian Kickstarter aims to save the ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz'

October 17th - via: circa.com
The shoes are expected to be part of a new exhibition tentatively titled "On With the Show." By Monday afternoon, it had raised more than $9,200 of its $300,000 goal. (Read More)

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