The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum has three cases with featured exhibits that change periodically.
Robert Taunt, La Crosse, WI, has loaned the museum an excellent collection of Tootsie Toy Cars from the 1920's and 1930's. These types die cast toys vehicles often had white rubber tires and were favorite toys for many children in that era. This Tootsie Toy collection is the most complete collection in existence. We thank Robert Taunt for sharing his collection.
A special collection of Cast Iron Toys is on loan from Torry and Kay Groves of Livingston, WI. The collection includes horse-drawn fire trucks, road construction equipment, carriages and cars. Many thanks to Torry Groves for sharing his collection with the museum visitors!
A very exclusive collection of cast iron WW1 Soldiers on Parade & Action toys and a nice collection Transformers and Robots are on loan and now on display for this season.
Allan Schroeder, retired director for 3 state historic sites, has shared part of his collection of radio and TV Western Heroes of the 1940s through the 1960s. These include Davy Crockett, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, and John Wayne. We appreciate Allan Schroeder sharing his items with us.
Other unique continuing displays of are the 736 Barbie dolls in custom-made attire. Madam Alexander dolls are widely recognized for replicating famous personalities and characters in books, films, music and art. Steiff dolls have been popular since the early 1900's. The 1937 Little Bo Peep Doll, a large collection of bride dolls, and dolls made of natural materials are also on display.
The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum is at 1365 6th Street, Fennimore WI, and is open daily from Memorial Day weekend - August 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open every weekend Sept 1 through Oct 31. Other dates by appointment. 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.
Opens June 17th
Thursday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
1135 6th Street
Fennimore WI 53809
(behind Subway) (Map)
Free of charge - Donations Appreciated
(air-conditioned and handicap-accessible)