History of Dolls & Doll Collecting

Program on Dolls & Doll Collecting at Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum presents a program on the history of dolls and doll collecting with Betty Nett, Curator of Dolls & Toys at the Wenham Museum on Saturday, January 24 at 3:00 p.m. Nett will illustrate her talk with examples from the Cape Ann Museum’s collection of 19th and 20th century European and American-made dolls. The public is encouraged to bring in their own dolls for identification and tips on conservation care and storage. This program is free and open to the public.

Betty Nett has researched antique dolls and their historical significance for over 30 years. She is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, the foremost organization on research and education relating to dolls, their clothes and accessories.

Funding for this program was made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. Admission for Cape Ann residents is free during the month of January. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org