By Kerri Anne Renzulli
October 21, 2016

Dorothy’s famous ruby red slippers are only a couple clicks shy of reaching a different kind of Emerald City.

On Monday, the Smithsonian launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $300,000 for repair and preservation work on the slippers that transport Dorothy back home at the end of “The Wizard of Oz” film.

Thanks to donations from more than 4,400 people, the campaign has already raised $242,000, as of noon on Friday.

The slippers were crafted almost 80 years ago by the MGM Studios prop department and have spent the last 30 years at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

In addition to refurbishing the prop, the Smithsonian plans to use the funds to pay for a new, more high-tech display case that will better preserve them.

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