Thursday, May 28, 2009

Touristing in Danville

Our electric company publishes a magazine every 2 months. One of the features was a story about the doll house museum in Danville. Visiting it has been on my to do list for quite some time. Today Fuchsia and I decided to make the trip.

Finding the place was a challenge. We finally gave in and called for directions. Good thing too because we never would have found it.

Entry is through the gift shop. In addition to a ton of miniature items for sale there is a play area set up for children complete with a dollhouse and a stable. What a wonderful idea since there are so many items that look inviting to the little ones but can't be touched.

From the gift shop, the museum itself beckons. The first exhibit is a timeline of American history. American Indians segue into western scenarios. Plaques explain each diorama. As you round a corner, you can see into the back of several buildings. I was amazed at the details, especially in the jail. Hard to tell it's a miniature, isn't it?

This next photo shows a more modern situation. Look at the goober in the mirror over the mantle.

The exhibits continued toward modernity. A regular kitchen.

Croquet on Mansion Row.

The back of the museum is given over to fantasy. Dragons, trolls, witches.

It was a great time. If you are in town, enjoy miniatures, and have a few hours to spare, by all means visit this place. If you need supplies for a dollhouse you already have, they can help you out with that too!

Bassman was very, very lucky I went out without a credit card today!


Morgan the Muse said...

Oh, that looks like fun.

Kate said...

Ooh, how cool. This makes me want to go digging around for my dollhouse furniture and play.

Maybe I'd pull out some of my miniature Breyer horses, too. :)

(Wait, what? I have to go to work? Aw poop. Maybe I'll do it this weekend.. tee hee.)

Cool photos thanks!

Misfit in Paradise said...

My dollhouse disappeared sometime around the early 70's. I still look for it!