Exhibits at the Dollhouse Museum

Interconnected Displays Tell an Ongoing Story

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Which house is hosting a wedding reception?  In which boarding school for boys is a fight starting?  Who is late for the wedding reception?  You’ll never know unless you walk around the block peeking into the open backs of the houses!

Christmas Village

A 1950's Christmas retrospective street of shops by artisans Jim and Barbara Bohlk.

A Collection of Distinct Neighborhoods

Mansion District

The mercado hums with activity as villagers buy, sell, and dine at the taqueria. 

Mansion District

Like a real American town, Copper Hollow contains neighborhoods from all socioeconomic groups.

Everyday Interactions and a Few Surprises

Dollhouse Sewers

Gabriel “helps” Isabel prepare for dinner hour at the taqueria.

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What is in the letter that is being handed off? Perhaps there are clues in the other rooms?

dollhouse housewife

LaVerne Sullivan’s Time Out For the Soaps rekindles the depression era, when radio brought the outside world into a woman’s kitchen.

dollhouse tobacco bales

The Museum commissioned artist Bernadine Austen to create authentic tobacco and baskets for the miniature Copper Hollow Tobacco Warehouse at the end of town.

Olaf

"We’ve traveled for weeks, Olaf.  I despair of ever finding my brother.  What if there is no such place as the Shell and Melon Tavern?"

child labor

Before child labor laws, children worked 10 hour days alongside adults.

 

dollhouse baking

Grandma Lincoln bakes bread while Josie rocks the baby to sleep.

eavesdropping

Uncle John is a softie, and Ginger takes full advantage.

Contemporary Artisan Miniatures

Dollhouse Gilt Chairs

18th century French style gilt console table and armchairs by John Hodgson

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Original room box by Brooke Tucker.

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Glass conservatory by Linda Young (Lady Jane).

Dollhouse Sewers

Chest of drawers by Tony Jones.

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Nicole Walton Marble bed, dressed by Judee Williamson.

dollhouse quilt

Hand stitched crazy quilt by unknown artist. 6” x 6"

Antique and Historical Miniatures

Dollhouse Sewers

19th c. German and French furniture.

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French furniture by Paul Leonhardt c. 1920.