Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Monday, October 2, 2023
Skyward October 2023 Pons-Brooks: A comet for the centuries.
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Review, The Christmas Reindeer by John Donald O'Shea: The Christmas Reindeer by John Donald O’Shea tells the story of two children who set out to save Christmas by finding Santa’s lost team of r...
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: More Collections of Things I Don't Collect: One of my favorite shows is Cash and Cari. On a recent episode, one estate sale customer said she went to Cari's sales to find things sh...
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Our July and August have been very exciting at the museum. We had an exhibit on marbles, with a free marble quiz for visitors. Next,in honor of The Barbie Movie, we set up a Barbie's Yacht Party exhibit with Barbies, mermaids, shells, sea creatures, and of course, a yacht. July 21, the Wee Travellers Doll Club of Wisconsin visited. There were goodie bags, refereshments, museum tours, and a special gift shop. Everyone had a wonderful time, and I hope they return soon. Some of our residents and artifacts are visiting our sister museum, the German American Heritage Center. I will be givng a program on German Toy making on August 20th. We had some wonderful donations, including a lovely curio, 36 inch German Bisque doll, pattern, and doll dress from Judy N. Amy S. has donated her precious collection of art dolls. As the spooky fall season approaches, I hope to complete more Halloween doll paintings, and to set up at the Maquoketa doll show. All proceeds we make will go to the museum. Meanwhile, I'm writing, packing and unpacking dolls and toys, going through storage, repairing, dressing dolls, and finishing another book proposal that will include a chapteron relevant dolls. Our museum flowers are thriving in this near tropical heat we are experiencing. It's a good time to work inside. The last issue of Doll Castle News included my tribute to my friend, R. Lane Herron, doll author, historian and artist, who died in November. We hope to add an addition within the next three years. We are thankful for our financial and object donations, and we welcome groups, including the Scouta. Happy Collecting, and thanks for your support!