Cape Ann Museum to host Surveying the Collections: Historic Toys & Dolls

A selection of toys and dolls from the collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

On Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Cape Ann Museum invites the public to observe as curatorial staff survey rarely exhibited selections from its toy and doll collection on March 15. This will be the third in a series of four sessions designed to enrich visitors’ appreciation of the depth of the Museum’s holdings. Previously, antique quilts and works by the Folly Cove Designers were spotlighted.  

This complete survey of the institution’s holdings involves physically locating objects in the collection, then measuring, assessing condition, photographing and repacking each item. It is a chance to see the Museum’s collection of toys and dolls in close quarters and gain a better understanding of the Museum’s vast collection. Highlights from the Museum’s doll collection include European and American-made dolls from the 19th and 20th centuries.

This program is free for Museum members or with Museum admission. No registration necessary.