If you think you know Dolls, think again! Models came in all different shapes, sizes, compositions and configurations. Metal heads, fur eyebrows, glass eyes, wood, cloth, and even celluloid bodies were all regularly seen among these toys. Bring your children to see just how different Dolls during the Victorian era were from those of today. A Child’s Friend: A Look at Vintage Dolls opens April 23rd and runs through May 23rd.
Over 40 dolls take visitors on a trip around the world to see just how diverse, interesting and sometimes exceptionally odd dolls could be during this period. From a 1840s American-made china doll to an 1880’s 26” doll made by the N.B. Japan company to the famous ACME dolls of the 1920s, this exhibit is a must for any collector of vintage dolls. The exhibit will be on display in Mt. Pleasant Home, which was built in 1876 and was considered one of the grandest residences in the area at the time.