Doll museum opens

January 2, 2013

The Granbury Doll House, a new doll museum featuring a variety of modern dolls, is now open, inviting visitors to enjoy a collection of celebrity dolls, international dolls, religious dolls and other special displays.

The museum opened for a preview during Granbury’s Candlelight Tour of Homes and the formal grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Designed to look like an actual dollhouse, The Granbury Doll House is housed in Granbury’s historic district off the square.

Some of the famous dolls in the collection include Prince William and Kate Middleton, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Little Debbie and the Campbell Soup Kids.

An extensive array of international dolls exists, along with Native American dolls and Madame Alexander dolls.

At the Granbury Doll House, “every doll has a story,” and monthly storytelling sessions will take place at 2 p.m. the last Saturday of every month. The first temporary exhibit at the museum is a group of four dolls loaned by the founding queen mother of the Lubbock Red Hat Society.

These dolls and their adventures will be featured in storytelling sessions in the spring.

The Granbury Doll Museum is located at 421 E. Bridge St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For more information on the Granbury Doll House collection or special exhibits, contact Barbara Williams at 817-894-5194.

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