Michael Grass’ Express post about DC tourists not thinking much of our Chinatown starts off with a little link to Livejournaler matheatre’s disappointment at her DC visit last November, owing to the National Museum of American History being closed for renovations till 2008, thus denying her a look at Dorothy’s ruby slippers.
Sadly, she didn’t know about Treasures of American History at the National Air and Space Museum, the backup exhibit filling a spare gallery at NASM. Treasures includes the more popular artifacts from the NMAH collection not currently in storage or out traveling, including, yes, the ruby slippers.
I haven’t been to the exhibit myself, despite my home’s proximity to it, but I really should head down to Air and Space at some point, just to refill my space geek vibe tank.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs