Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum
1135 6th Street, Fennimore WI
The Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum showcases classic and collectible dolls and toys from around the world. Established in 1991, the museum features heirlooms owned by or on loan to the museum. Now in our sixth season in a different building and under the management of the Friends of the Doll and Toy Museum, the museum continues to add new collections, offer unique and exciting displays, and welcome visitors from near and far.
Featured Exhibits of Dolls and Toys for 2015
- 100th Anniversary of Raggedy Ann
- 1950s & 1960s Toys
- Mickey Mouse collection
- Barnes-made Folk Dolls from Arkansas Ozarks
- Masters of the Universe display
- GI Joe display
- Fire trucks and equipment
- Little Green Army Men display
- Cast iron vehicles
See the Featured Exhibits for 2015 page for slideshows, descriptions and more information.
Fundraising Events for New Siding
Several special events will be held in 2015. The wood on our 1885 building will no longer accept paint, so we are continuing our efforts to raise money toward new siding for the museum building. All donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. We hope to side the building by the fall of 2015.
Continuing Favorite Exhibits
Continuing displays in the museum include exhibits of classic, antique and collectible dolls and toys range from the 1800's through 2000. The museum displays include porcelain and bisque dolls, Lone Ranger and Tonto, spinning tops from around the world, old farm toys, tin toys, windup and pull toys, early Fisher Price® toys, Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, western heroes, American Girls, Disney® characters, and a specially constructed display with 740 Barbies® and accessories.
Groups are welcome and tours of both the Doll & Toy Museum and the Fennimore Railroad Museum can be coordinated with one phone call. At the Doll Museum, educational programs are adjusted for the age of the students. Learn how toys and dolls have evolved and compare toys from the past with those of today.
At the Railroad and Historical Museum, climb aboard an old train engine, ride the narrow-gauge train and view the antique farm equipment and household items. On-site bus parking and loading. Both buildings are handicap accessible and air conditioned. Call 608-822-4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your group tour.
Fennimore Field Trip brochure (2.88Mb)
Operated by the Friends of the Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum, the museum operates as a non-profit organization and runs completely on volunteer help, donations, and a modest entrance fee. The museum has many wonderful volunteers but it needs the support of new volunteers to work at the museum and welcomes all financial contributions.
Please call for updates or information 608-822-4100 or email email@example.com.
Let your heritage not be lost, but bequeath it as a memory,
a treasure, and a blessing, and preserve it for your children.
Christian Metz - 1846