“Preserving the heritage of children” is a statement we often hear from visitors as they enthusiastically come upon their favorite childhood toys. A little girl in the 1950’s can find her favorite Ginny, Betsy McCall or Thumbelina doll, or perhaps you were playing with dolls in the 1960’s. You will find the Catty Cathy, Ms. Beasley, etc. Each decade has its favorite collectible toys. BarbieLand includes several #1 Barbies from 1959 along with the all-important fashions of that era. If you are a student of fashion, the Barbie Doll Clothing is a wonderful historical statement as the clothing accurately represents that time in history. Sophisticated doll collectors appreciate the very early representations (1600-1800) such as the wooden and papier mache dolls. French and German Bisque dolls are well represented with many manufacturers being shown. Dolls are creatively displayed to enhance the learning and cultural significance to the viewer. Something for every decade, from composition dolls, 1920-1940’s hard plastic dolls, from the 1950’s through today’s reborn babies are to be found at the Doll and Toy Museum. An experience long remembered.
The Mid-Ohio Historical Museum has been professionally operated since 1984 keeping consistent hours. This is extraordinary since the museum is manned solely by volunteers.
We are proud to accept any help, and monetary donations to help us keep this wonderful landmark open to public. Call (614) 837-5573.