The ruby red slippers that Dorothy clicked to head back home in The Wizard of Oz. The original hand-stitched American flag. The top hat that became Abraham Lincoln’s signature accessory. These are just a handful of the unique historical artifacts that reside within the walls of the National Museum of American History.
The museum’s collections cover just about everything, from the history of antibody usage in the U.S. to remnants from the Civil War. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also plays host to rotating exhibits that focus on various subjects. Some of them celebrate the influence of a particular figure in history, while others delve deeper into specific wars and other major events in the United States’ backstory. Pay a visit to the National Museum of American History to see what’s on display now.