“ Dolls in a Winter Wonderland ” is the new holiday exhibit at the The Dollhouse and Toy Museum of Vermont , which has vintage dolls dressed for a Gilded Age Holiday Ball . The exhibit includes Victorian dolls in winter coats ; Shirley Temple dolls in a land of nutcrackers ; a Madam Alexander “ Miracle on 34th Street ” doll , based on the movie about a Macy ’ s Department Store Santa who claims to be the real Santa Claus ; and of course Clare and her dancing nutcrackers , who are ready to dance the night away .
The museum is , once again , staging its annual holiday Festival of Tiny Trees , with more than 200 decorated miniature trees placed all around the museum , including in the galleries the Vermont Museum of Miniature Art ( MoMA ). Vermont MoMA showcases the works of many famous artists from Vermeer to Andy Warhol to John Singer Sargent and Modligiani in miniature form , along with works of local artist , Patsy Santo , that capture many scenes of Bennington in the ‘ 50s and ‘ 60s .
As it always does for the holidays , the Dollhouse Museum transforms itself into a Victorian Christmas in miniature , describing how many of our most popular Christmas traditions came about .
The Dollhouse and Toy Museum is located at 212 Union Street in Bennington . Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm . Closed on Christmas Day , open December 26 through New Year ’ s Eve .
Admission is $ 2 for children three and older , $ 4 for adults , and $ 10 for families . For more information , visit the museum website at dollhouseandtoymuseumofvermont . com or call 401-578-9512 .
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