“Dollhouses and Room Boxes” is the title of the upcoming Holiday Exhibit at the Warrensburgh Museum, sponsored by the Warrensburgh Historical Society (Warren County). The exhibit will run from December 7 through January 15.
Local residents are invited to submit their dollhouses or “room boxes” for consideration at this juried show.
Due to dollhouse sizes and space considerations at the museum, the number accepted must be limited. Children and youth groups are welcome to submit a dollhouse or room box but their submission form must include a parent or guardian or adult group leader’s signature. While entries from neighboring towns are welcome, those with connections to Warrensburg are especially encouraged.
Submission forms must be received by November 1. Forms may be obtained at the Museum or at Town Hall, or by phoning the exhibit’s curator, Delbert Chambers, at 623-3514. At least one good photograph of the dollhouse or room box should be included with the form. Forms and photos may be sent to the Society, P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885, delivered to the Museum or submitted on line to email@example.com.
Acceptance will be based on age, uniqueness, quality, furnishings, whether it is hand-made or factory produced, and its historic provenance. Prior to making a final decision, members of the Dollhouse Committee will visit the location to confirm their decision.
The Museum will arrange for pick-up and return of the selected items, if so desired. Once installed at the museum, lenders will be invited to arrange furniture to their liking, if preferred. All entries will be returned following the close of the show on January 15. For more information please call the exhibit’s curator, Delbert Chambers at 623-3514 or the Museum Director, Steve Parisi, at 623-2207.
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is located at 3754 Main Street (VFW Building). Museum hours are Wednesdays, 12-4 pm and Sundays 1-3 pm. The Warrensburgh Historical Society can be found on the internet at www.whs12885.org. Both the Society and the Museum can also be found on Facebook.