Lucy coming to museum near you?

She's going to Houston first, but she's going to as many as 11 US cities along with some of her friends:

One of the world's most famous fossils -- the 3.2 million-year-old Lucy skeleton unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974 -- is to travel to the United States, going on display abroad for the first time, officials said Tuesday.
Even the Ethiopian public has seen Lucy only twice -- the Lucy exhibition at the Ethiopian Natural History Museum in the capital, Addis Ababa, is a replica; the real remains are usually locked in a vault. A team from the Museum of Natural Science in Houston spent four years negotiating the U.S. tour, which will start in Houston next September.
The six-year tour will also go to Washington, New York, Denver and Chicago. Officials said six other U.S. cities may be on the tour, but would not release the names, saying all the details had not been ironed out.
Traveling with Lucy will be 190 other fossils, artifacts and relics.

The exhibit in Houston is scheduled for September 2007, with the artifacts scheduled to return to Ethiopia in 2013.