1930s: Miniatures of the New Deal

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A close up of a wood doll dressed in 1860s american dress and bonnet

1930s: Miniatures of the New Deal

October 21, 2023 – April 15, 2024

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Museum of Miniature Houses, we present miniatures from the 1930s.
The same aspects of miniatures that still fascinate us today can be seen in these pieces from nearly 100 years ago. Play, decoration, and representing life are all important roles miniatures have always held. In the tumultuous time of the 1930s, the age of the Great Depression, we recognize through miniatures the many ways people supported each other.

We appreciate the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for loaning their collection of dolls made in the WPA. Additionally, we are featuring a set of hand-carved dolls of the CCC. The Work Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps show are programs from the New Deal. The hard days of the Great Depression also see people working together. See these rare dolls before the exhibit closes.

Fri ‒ Sat: 11am ‒ 4pm
Sun: 1pm ‒ 4pm

General: $10
Seniors 65+ / Military: $8
Children ( aged 3-9 ): $5

111 East Main Street
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 575-9466