Great American Dollhouse Museum

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Location:

344 Swope Dr.
Danville KY 40422

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, showcases over 200 dollhouses and miniature buildings arranged as historic neighborhoods and communities in timelines of United States history, with particular focus on United States social history in miniature.

The museum features both a play and educational center, as well as outdoor landscaped gardens. Unlike the traditional museum configuration, GADM unfurls its exhibits in a vast, continuous landscape representing an American yesteryear. Hundreds of antique and artisan-sculpted, historically-dressed citizens interact with family, friends and business associates in neighborhoods, rural lands and forests. Visitors can thread their way along, peering into the lives and homes of the townspeople, allowing you may make some pretty good guesses about the people and communities represented.

The collections contain a high proportion of multicultural displays portraying, among others, African American communities and life from the late 19th and into the 20th century, in particular a display on the Underground Railroad and an early 20th century rural community.

The GADM is housed in a 6,000 square foot historic building originally constructed under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1939, and owned for many years by respected Danville citizen William E. “Bunny” Davis, remembered for outstanding achievements in athletics, business, and community service and the grandson of former slaves.

The Great American Dollhouse Museum's collection showcases one of the nation's most extensive collections of multicultural fine-art miniature dolls on public display.

 

 

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