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November 22, 2002

’Tis almost the season to visit “Holiday Favorites” at CW

The popular Christmas display of “Holiday Favorites” will return once again this year to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Come take a nostalgic stroll through some of the most beloved toys from the folk art museum’s delightful collection. “Holiday Favorites” will be on view Nov. 28, 2002 through Jan. 1, 2003.

The entire folk art museum will reflect the season with holiday touches, including a small Christmas tree, and a selection of rare, antique dolls in the Carolina Room, and a full-size tree decorated with handmade folk art ornaments in the hyphen area joining the original 1957 wing and the 1992 addition. Children can admire examples of antique jumping jacks then try a little hands-on activity pulling the strings of movable, life-size reproductions. In the lobby, two large cases will be filled with a selection of antique toy soldiers and cherished playthings. The museum also will showcase its two elegant dollhouses—the circa 1900 Long Island Dollhouse and the early 19th-century Morris-Canby-Rumford Dollhouse.

Also included in the exhibition will be the dollhouse of illustrator Tasha Tudor. The 15-foot long edifice was made specially for Tasha by retired craftsmen who volunteer at the museum, and it houses Tasha’s handmade dolls Emma and Capt. Thaddeus. All the furnishings have been collected over many years and include a wide range of antique miniatures and items made to Tasha’s specifications.

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