080713 Dollhouse exhibit at Glidden Toy Museum (164)


ASHLAND — Featured this summer at the Glidden Toy Museum, 41 Main St. Ashland NH is an incredible collection of Antique Doll Houses arranged and exhibited by Anne and Ellen Perkins of Sandwich.

Earliest houses were built in the 1880's. Included are a "Mouse House", a "Bear Cabin", a Make Your Own Dollhouse from cardboard boxes; a 1927 Shoenhut house, a charming Bliss two-story house, and many more.

The museum's own dollhouses will also be shown. Children are allowed to "play" with one large house where they enjoy rearranging furniture, dolls, etc. This exhibit will remain through August. Museum hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, children under 12 free.

The museum is a five-room collection of antique toys housed in an 1810 "plank" house and is located in the alley between Ashland Antiques and the Mt. Laurel Flower Shop; parking is on Main St. or on Pleasant St. and walk through the grounds of the Whipple House to the rear of the toy museum.