Smithsonian American Stories

  Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, from the "Wizard of Oz" are seen on display as part of a new exhibit, "American Stories," at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The National Museum of American History will open a new exhibit featuring iconic objects from pop culture along with objects dating back to the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620. "American Stories" will be a new chronology of U.S. history from the first encounters of Europeans and Native Americans to the 2008 presidential election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, from the "Wizard of Oz" are seen on display as part of a new exhibit, "American Stories," at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The National Museum of American History will open a new exhibit featuring iconic objects from pop culture along with objects dating back to the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620. "American Stories" will be a new chronology of U.S. history from the first encounters of Europeans and Native Americans to the 2008 presidential election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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