Today we visited another fantastic Deer Lodge museum. This one features awesome dolls and toys. Here is a paste of information from their site:
Yesterday's Playthings features the collection of Harriet Free. Antique Jumeaus and reproduction dolls done by Mrs Free, play with mohair teddy bears, Jeri dolls in full-body porcelain, dolls of Lee Middleton and much more. There is a cabbage patch with children of cloth, porcelain, and composition with Lady Liberty overseeing her domain. Rotraut Schrott is represented with four full body dolls. Dating back to 1835, the collection of doll carriages, prams, and a bed are in pristine condition. Furniture, dishes and accessories round out the displays. Curator Haas and crew have spent countless hours revamping old cases, bringing in new cases and decorating all to show off this great collection.
The Model Railroad fan is not neglected. A collection of rolling stock, engines, carriages and wagons, is displayed at the rear of the museum, together with a model railroad layout.
Toys and games from the past are also on display, transporting the visitor back to their childhood, or their parents or grandparents childhood!
We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed the tour.