Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Miniatures and More

Miniatures and More

The Spencer Doll And Toy Museum holds an impressive collection of dolls and toys from the past and the present. In addition to dolls and toys, a prominent exhibit of miniatures is always front and center. A special exhibit case has been dedicated to showcasing the exciting world of miniatures.
Every few months a new and exciting display graces the museum. Currently fine quality miniatures created by Rachel Bonney are  highlighted in the miniatures cabinet. A delightful grouping of tea cups, each with a different miniature scene, are featured in the display along with a variety of other serious and whimsical mini-creations. Children and adults alike are fascinated at the level of detail featured in Bonney’s creations.    

We hope to grow the miniatures exhibits in the Museum. It’s our hope that one day the SDTM will showcases dozens of fine art displays, featuring the work of hundreds of miniatures artisans.

The Spencer Doll and Toy Museum is located at 108 Fourth Street in Spencer, NC and open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission for NAME and UFDC members is $4.00. Visitor’s should expect to be amazed at what is hidden within the walls of the museum! 

If you are interested in exhibiting your minis please contact the museum at 704-762-9359. For more information www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Girl Scouts and Barbie Partner to Create First-Ever Barbie Patch

Did you know that the Girl Scouts of the USA and Barbie have partnered together to create the first ever Barbie "Be Anything, Do Everything" Patch? It's true! The participation patch is designed to inspire young girls who are interested in being female leaders. They are encouraging  to  explore career possibilities through exciting program activities.

Did you know that over the past 50 years Barbie has had over 135 different careers?

Learn more about Barbie and her careers by visiting the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum. We have a large collection of Barbies on display. You're sure to enjoy them!

The "Be Anything, Do Everything"patch can be earned by Dasies and Brownies.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Take a sneak peak inside the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum.

View the attached video and take a sneak peak inside the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum. You'll be amazed at the variety of antique and vintage dolls, toys, trains and trucks!

Make time for a visit. We'll reopen on January 15, 2014 with new exhibits. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Inspiring a Helping Hand

In 1998 Lynda Pracht traveled to Nicaragua on a sponsored Learning Centers Mission. Inspired by the enthusiasm and talented embroidery and desigh skills of the Nicaraguan women, she found a nich market in the doll dresses trade. Lynda and her volunteers teach sewing and other skills to the women.

Nicaragua women are paid for each dress that they make. This provides income to the home, which may be the only income at all. The China Nica Doll Dresses program allows women to stay in their community, learn a skill, earn an income and live with dignity.

This program can be an inspiration to all.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Exhibits

With the introduction in 1908 of Schoenhut's Farmer and Milkmaid, a youngster had all the elements of a working farm. Many of the animals made by Schoenhut are seen on a farm: The cow, pig, goat, sheep, donkey, goose, horse, and dog. This wonderful Farmer exhibit is now on display at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum.

Looking forward to you coming to visit!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Haunted Trolley Ride

Looking for something to do this weekend. Come out to enjoy a bit of family fun! This Friday and Saturday at 7 pm to join Spencer with a Haunted Trolley ride in celebration of Halloween. The cost for the trolley ride is $12 for adults and $8 for students.This experience includes a tour of the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum and a trolley ride through Spencer while being told spooky stories.

Reservations are recommended. Call 704-762-9359 First come, first serve.

We look forward to seeing you.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween is on its way!

The Spencer Doll and Toy Museum has a wonderful window display for Halloween created by interior decorator Ms. Nancy Jo Fox., who is a on the board here at the museum.
The display features skeletons and spooky Halloween lights to put you in the Halloween spirit.
It is decorated in the traditional colors of Halloween, black and orange.