2017 Featured Exhibits

The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum is featuring several unique displays during the 2017 season.

  • Western Theme Items
  • Cast Iron Toys
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Smurf invasion!

The Old West has come alive in our new display of radio and TV Western Heroes. Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Davy Crockett, Lone Ranger and Tonto, John Wayne, and other western themed items bring us back to the 1940s through the 1960s. Allan Schroeder, retired director for 3 state historic sites, has shared many of his items with us.

The special Cast Iron Toys exhibit is on loan from Torry and Kay Groves of Livingston. The collection includes horse-drawn fire trucks, trucks, road construction equipment, fire trucks and cars and has been expanded to include 8 carriages and buckboards. These examples of seldom seen vehicles are fantastic. Many thanks to Torry Groves for sharing his collection with the museum visitors!

Games and puzzles are timeless! Spending time playing games has brought people together for generations. Our collection of games and puzzles will bring back memories of family game nights and inspire you to share more time with your family and friends.

SmurfsIt's a Smurf invasion! Approximately 70 Smurfs are hidden throughout the museum. Our challenge is to solve our monthly riddle by finding the right Smurf.

Other unique continuing displays of Dolls and Toys include 736 Barbie dolls in custom-made attire, the 1937 Little Bo Peep doll, large bride doll collection, several cases displaying different types of dolls popular in the late 1800s to 2000; Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, Western heroes, Disney characters, toys used in advertising, Super heroes, American Girl dolls and much more.

The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum is located at 1365 6th Street, Fennimore WI, and is open daily from May 23 - August 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open every weekend Sept 1 through Oct 31. Other dates by appointment. Admission is $3 for adults; $1.50 for students; under 5 are free. Individuals, families and groups are welcome. Special programs can be arranged by appointment. Please call the museum at 608-822-4100 or call Connie at 608-822-7920 for more information.

Chess Set from Bob Craig Western toys collection Cast Iron Truck
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Museum Hours

Memorial Day - Labor Day
Open Daily
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Labor Day - Oct. 31
Open Sat - Sun
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sept. & Oct.
By appointment only
Mon - Thur
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For appointments, call 608-778-1192 or 608-822-7920
Groups welcome.

Location:
1135 6th Street
Fennimore WI 53809

(behind Subway) (Map)

608-822-4100

 

Admission

Adults & Teens: $3.00
Ages 5-12: $1.50
Under 5: Free

(air-conditioned and handicap-accessible)

Group Tours (2.88Mb) PDF

Help Support Us

The Friends of the Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 1720 15th Street. Anyone interested is welcome. Please see our Friends Organization page for more information.

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