5. JOHN BULL LOCOMOTIVE
The oldest still-operable, self-propelled vehicle in the world, the John Bull locomot-
ive was built in England and brought to America in 1831. The only one of its kind,
it transported passengers between Philadelphia and New York on the Camden and
Amboy Railroad between 1831 and 1866.
6. AMERICA ON THE MOVE
Multimedia presentations and other theatrical techniques tell the story of America's
transportation from 1876 to 2000, including this 1950 Buick Super sedan.The vast
exhibition holds over 340 objects.
7. AMERICAN STORIES
A collection of wonderful artifacts from the world of popular entertainment, includ-
ing Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz , a Kermit the Frog puppet, and
other favorites from the worlds of entertainment and sports.
8. GUNBOAT PHILADELPHIA
In October 1776, the Philadelphia was sunk by the British during a battle on Lake
Champlain in New York, and rested on the bottom of the lake until it was recovered
in 1935. It came to the museum in 1964, complete with its equipment and the
24-pound ball that sent the gunboat to the bottom.
9. THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
The portable desk Thomas Jefferson used to write the Declaration of Independence
and the top hat Abraham Lincoln was wearing the night he was assassinated are
highlights of this exhibition.
10. FOOD: TRANSFORMING THE AMERICAN TABLE
A meticulous recreation of Julia Child's kitchen opens this exploration of the major
changes that have occurred in the production and consumption of food and wine in