Featured Exhibits

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. 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!

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 Dolls 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 located 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. 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.

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Museum Hours

Memorial Day weekend - August 31
Open Daily

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

September - October
Open Sat - Sun

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekdays by appointment only

November - Memorial Day weekend
By appointment only

For appointments or Group Tours,
call 608-822-7920 for Connie
or 608-778-1192 for Mary
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)

 

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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