'Dolls and Their Stories’ Exhibit Opens at The Sharpsteen Museum

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The Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History announces new exhibit that will be open from May 9 to October 31.

The Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History is proud to announce a new special exhibit titled "Dolls and Their Stories." Open to the public and free of charge, the exhibit opening reception is from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 where wine and appetizers will be served.

Hundreds of vintage dolls and accompanying storybooks will be on display ranging from the mid 1850's - the 1950's. The exhibit highlights a century of dolls and their stories which is anticipated to intrigue visitors of all ages and likings.

This extraordinary collection is on loan from the Independent Spirits Doll Club and the Redwood Empire Doll & Study Club, both greater Bay Area clubs within the United Federation of Doll Clubs, a worldwide organization. This collection will be on display through October 31.

The Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History is pleased to add this unique collection of dolls and their stories to its line of special exhibits that are changed twice a year and are implemented to reflect the interests of the Napa Valley community.

For more information, please contact the museum or go to http://weeklycalistogan.com to see the museums column titled "Dolls, a century of storytellers."

The Sharpsteen Museum's permanent exhibits are designed to present the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post World War I with an emphasis on people and changes brought by the period of U.S. emigration and development.

In addition to its many historical exhibits, the Museum uses unique and extraordinarily extensive dioramas to depict Calistoga during its period as the elegant 1860s Hot Springs resort developed by pioneer, promoter, publisher, entrepreneur and California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan. Sharpsteen Museum has special exhibits which change twice a year, every six months, and reflect the varied interests of the people of the Valley. They have ranged from antique silverware to model ships to historical musical instruments.

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Kathy Bazzoli
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