Exhibits

Garden style furniture
Increases in wire production in the 1870s and advances in iron production encouraged new forms of furniture. The garden style was popular in the United States throughout the nineteenth century and into the 20th century.  […]
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Celebrating National Food Day October 24
Our Virtual Gallery In Celebration of National Food Day, October 24. Yummy.  
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Dining chairs
The museum’s collection comprises hundreds of dining chairs, ranging from wood to plastic and made in many different styles from Gothic to Georgian. Here we show some examples made by Ideal Toy Company, Grand Rapids, […]
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Keeping Food Cool
Cold food storage has changed radically in the last two centuries.  The icebox was invented by an American farmer and cabinetmaker named Thomas Moore in 1802. He used it to transport butter from his home […]
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National Dessert Day
Today is National Dessert Day.  Let’s celebrate with mini sweets and baking tools.
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Kilgore Manufacturing Company
The Kilgore Manufacturing Company was started in 1912 by Joseph D. Kilgore to manufacture small cast iron cap pistols and mechanical toys. At one time, Kilgore was the largest toy cap pistol maker in the […]
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A Mark Stockton Office
Mark Stockton started his miniature career with his wife Sharon in 1982 when a Sacramento miniature shop asked Mark to create a series of school desks. Soon after, he left his job as a mechanic […]
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Musical Instruments
The museum has a wonderful collection of superb examples of miniature musical instruments, ranging from banjos to violins to mountain dulcimers.  
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The Wooten Desk
Known as the “King of Desks” during its heyday in the late 1800s, the Wooten desk was a result of a changing workplace.  The increase in paperwork, and where to store it, was solved by […]
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Half-inch scale
The most common scale for miniatures is one-inch to one-foot so that a six-foot grandfather clock would be six inches in miniature.  Here we present various works made in half-inch scale (which would render that […]
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Pat Russo Master of the 1 144th scale
Pat Russo was juried as a Fellow in the International Guild of Miniature Artisans, specializing in 1 144th scale, which means that the dimensions of the model are 1/144 (0.00694) the dimensions of the original life-sized object.  This […]
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Karen Phillips animals
Many miniaturists make tiny animals but Karen Phillips offered animals beyond the usual domestic dogs and cats, such as skunks and hedgehogs smaller than a dime.    
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Mannerist furniture
The Museum owns many fine examples of Mannerist furniture. The Mannerist style of furniture developed in New England as a derivative of the Medieval style in Europe. Wood was plentiful for European settlers in the […]
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Hantel Miniatures
Hantel was originally established in Warwick England in 1973 by Mrs. Frances Wilson, to manufacture fine pewter giftware. The company then moved to Scotland. During those early years Hantel produced a whole range of small […]
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Rock With Me
Rocking chairs originated in the early 18th century although rocking horses and cradles had been in use for quite some time before that.  The high spindle-backed Windsor rocker originated in mid-1700s England, while the more […]
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Nancy Keegstra Collection
Nancy was a miniaturist and a collector from Michigan.  Her family brought her eclectic collection of nearly 600 items to the museum in 2019.
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Upholstery
Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing and fabric or leather covers. In the Elizabethan era, upholstery started to catch on and became popular in great English houses. After […]
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Fun and Games
Back in the 1800s, poker players seemed to use any small valuable object imaginable to place bets, sometime jagged gold pieces or chips made of wood or clay. By the 20th century, poker chip design […]
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Clocks
The museum has dozens of clocks in its collection, including one inch and quarter inch scales.  Many of the clocks are in working condition.  Here we feature clocks made by Mark Stockton, Frances Gerardi, David […]
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The Curious, The Unusual, The Extraordinary
The museum was incorporated back in 1991.  That means we’ve had a lot of time to grow our collection and, along the way, to encounter many curious, unusual and extraordinary items that are very special […]
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Wicker
Wicker has been around for thousands of years and is in fact one of the oldest furniture making techniques recorded by history. Wicker, which is a type of weave, has been recorded as being used […]
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The Household Arts
The household arts were central to domestic life until well into the 20th century. Often simple tools were used to sew, crochet, knit, spin, weave, quilt and embroider.
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Jane Graber’s Sgraffito
Jane Graber’s sgraffito ware is particularly special because it requires applying two successive layers of contrasting slip or glaze to an unfired ceramic body, and then scratching so as to reveal parts of the underlying layers to […]
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Crank Toys
One of the first mechanical toys was a flying pigeon created 400 years BC. Outstanding examples appear in the 16th century with Leonardo da Vinci’s walking lion and in the 18th century with Jacques de Vaucanson’s mechanical robot […]
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Wonderful Wagons
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Warwick Miniatures
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Eileen Vernon Pottery
Eileen and her husband, Sid, are both juried Fellows in the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.    They are from Virginia and started their miniature business in 1985. Their pottery is wheel-thrown and hand-painted, specializing in […]
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Lamps by Mary Carson
Mary Carson worked under the trade name Hammer-n-Smith in California.  She was well known locally and nationally among doll collectors for her work with miniature dolls. She was a member of the United Federation of […]
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Pewter by Jim Ison
Here we feature the pewter work of Jim Ison, who started as a full-time miniature artisan in 1982. He has taught several classes for the Guild School, Castine, Maine, the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts […]
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Quarter Inch Dolls from the Abbott Collection
Most miniatures are made in a 1” to 1’ scale, meaning that a six-foot tall grandfather clock would appear as 6” in miniature.  The dolls seen here are made on a ¼” to 1’ scale, […]
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Jane Graber’s Redware
Redware refers to a utilitarian style of earthenware pottery using clay with a high iron content, which turns reddish-brown when fired. American redware was cheap earthenware, very often with a ceramic glaze, used for a wide variety […]
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Lighthouse plate series by James C. Clark
The museum is fortunate to have a collection of plates made by James C. Clark to commemorate Michigan’s Sesquicentennial in 1987.  The plates are decorated with various Michigan lighthouses from the Upper and Lower Peninsulas […]
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A Miscellany of Room Boxes
Many miniaturists opt to make boxes with one room instead of entire houses with many rooms.  The museum owns more than one hundred room boxes.  Here is a selection of them by various artists.
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The Mitchell Mansion
The Jacquie Mitchell Mansion is a 23-room 1-inch scale miniature house donated to the Museum in May 2012. This mansion was a model built by Tom Buchta in 1986-1987 for Jacquie and Ed Mitchell so […]
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Stores and Shops
Many of our stores and shops were made by Kathy Centracchio and Emma Rogers.  Several of them come from the collections of Dorothy Stickles and from Bea and Harold Abbott.
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Sue Lerchen Collection
Sue Lerchen donated many room boxes to the museum.  Here are some of them.
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Room boxes donated by Edwina Carlton
 Edwina Carlton was an avid collector of miniatures.  She also looked for unusual settings, some of which are shown here.
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Shanunga
Shanunga is the creation of noted late miniature artist, Pam Throop.  It traveled to the house’s owner in California, and then to Hawaii before it was brought back to the mainland and donated to the […]
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Home Is Where The Hearth Is
Kitchens tell us so much about the prevailing culture and are a reflection of its values and philosophies.  They play a prominent role that it plays in our lives in both the physical and social […]
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Geranium Cottage
The Geranium Cottage is a “one of a kind” miniature made from scratch by Tish Blackford. Tish was from Kentucky and she supported five children for many years by making miniatures to sell to other […]
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Ella Reulbach and Americana
Ella depicts human culture in miniature, specifically American life, in single scenes.  The vast majority of her works includes dolls, which are more expressive than realistic.  Her scenes include Americana such as a Murphy bed, […]
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Diana Dalton’s Georgian House
4Diana was the wife of a Standard Oil of Indiana executive and lived all over the world. She had gone to Parsons School of Design in New York and, to keep her hand in interior […]
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Hoosier History in Miniature
The history of Indiana starts more than 10,000 years ago, with the first inhabitants known as Paleo-Indians. Over the next several thousand years, countless groups of nomadic people traversed the Ohio River and Wabash River Valleys. These […]
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Model Ships
Model shipbuilding is as old as shipbuilding and water faring itself. They can vary in size from 1/6000 scale to a size that can carry human passengers. Besides being used as toys and architectural models, […]
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The Space Program
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established by President Eisenhower in 1958, after the launch of Sputnik I in October of 1957. The “Sputnik Crisis” led Congress to enact immediate action to establish measures […]
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Medicine in Miniature
Now more than ever, healthcare workers should be celebrated as the heroes that they are! The last century has seen a significant advancement in technology and procedures to help treat the sick. The Museum of […]
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Familiar Characters
Some favorite famous figures from our permanent collection include our small scale dolls of some familiar faces including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Winnie the Pooh. 
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Mini Toys
Many view the hobby of creating and collecting miniatures to be for the adult who refuses to give up on their childhood love of dollhouses and building the dollhouse they never had as kids. We […]
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Japanese Culture
Japanese culture is no stranger to miniatures – the haiku, a 17 syllable poem, the bonsai is a tree grown in a small pot, and netsukes, small carved sculptures worn on a cord as part […]
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Wedding Season
It’s wedding season! According to theknot.com‘s 2017 Real Weddings Study, 78% of weddings take place between May to October. Miniaturists are certainly no different in wishing to commemorate precious wedding memories by staging wedding-themed vignettes and even […]
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Unique vignettes
Miniaturists continue to amaze audiences with their ingenuity and creative ability to turn just about any space into the perfect small scale setting.  
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Travel with Miniatures
This summer is going to look a little different with so many plans being canceled or rescheduled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel via miniatures! Some of our travel themed miniatures include a Paris […]
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Fairy Tales in Miniature
The first known fairytale dates back to 3rd Century BC India and pre-date the written word passed down as oral traditions. These traditional folk tales were perfected and put to paper by the Brothers Grimm, […]
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Living Spaces
Many of us are spending more time at home and using that time to clean, organize, and redecorate. Miniaturists are spending that time similarly to reorganize and decorate their mini living spaces.
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Dorothy Stickles’ New England Colonial
This typical five-window New England Colonial house by Dorothy Stickles includes many period pieces, which were made by leading miniaturists of the day. Look at the rush seats on the dining room chairs. You might […]
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Carol Hardy
Carol Hardy began her career making miniatures in the late 1970s. As a child growing up in Southern California, Carol became fascinated with miniatures from the Mott Miniature Collection. Famous for her beautifully made sleighs, […]
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Abbott Collection
Bea and Harold Abbott came to miniatures later in life, beginning their expansive collection in 1985. They were members of Hoosier Mini-Mizers, an Indianapolis miniature club, and were long-time docents of the Museum. The Abbotts […]
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Allen Thede
Allen Thede started his miniature career after retiring from the Air Force as a nuclear engineer. He and his family were stationed in Dayton at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Thedes liked the area so […]
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Mini Food
While faux food has existed as long as dollhouses, the first commercial mini food models came from Japan in 1917. Miniature food creations have come a long way from the wax models of the early […]
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Fashion
Fashion tells a story about what the designer wants the wearer to feel, what it says about the wearer, it tells about a socio-economical standing. Many techniques used to create full-sized fashion apply to miniature-sized […]
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Dorothy Stickles
231010Though she never created her own miniatures, Dorothy Stickles had impeccable taste in miniature decor and furnishings. Dorothy commissioned the Yellow Georgian in early 1979 from Andrews Miniatures. The basic house with interior and exterior […]
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Jim Ison
Jim Ison studied architecture in college. He went on to work in residential design, trade show exhibits, and store planning. Combining such professional experience with his work in the construction of model automobiles, ships, railroads, […]
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Stringed Instruments
Mini stringed instruments. It is believed that the first stringed instrument was a hunter’s bow, or musical bow, used a single string instrument. Musical bows were used as far back as 13,000 B.C., and from […]
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Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc has stood as a heroine for young girls and a legendary figure of French history since the Middle Ages. She is most celebrated for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the […]
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Playing mini games
Mini game sets prove that seeking and creating fun has no limits!
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Raggedy Ann and Andy
The most commonly known story about the origin of Raggedy Ann starts in 1915. Johnny Gruelle’s daughter, Marcella, brought him a faceless rag doll from her grandmother’s attic. Gruelle, a cartoonist and illustrator, drew a […]
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Charlotte Hunt
Charlotte Hunt was always fascinated by miniature paintings, ornaments, and snuff boxes, but when she discovered the world dollhouses and miniatures in the early 80s, she was hooked. While visiting her hometown of Stockholm, she […]
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Mark and Sharon Stockton
Mark and Sharon Stockton started their miniature career in 1982 when a Sacramento miniature shop asked Mark to create a series of school desks. One thing led to another, and the couple soon became full-blown […]
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Unique Settings
Miniaturists are known for their creative ingenuity, but some take their art outside of the typical room box or miniature house. The Museum of Miniature Houses is fortunate to have several unique vignettes. Among them […]
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Alan Lornie of Bespaq
Before closing a few years ago, Bespaq produced some of the finest miniatures in the world, showcasing furniture styles from the Medieval period to Contemporary in both 1″ and 1/2″ scales. The wide variety of […]
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Dureen Anne Ruff
Dureen Anne Ruff started out as an elementary school art teacher before leaving her job to raise four children. She got her start in miniatures in 1969, making and selling 1″ scale upholstered furniture. During […]
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Thorne bar
Born in Vincennes, Indiana, in 1882, Narcissa Niblack Thorne had a fascination with miniatures as a young girl. Her later marriage to James Ward Thorne, heir to the Montgomery-Ward Department store fortune, allowed her the […]
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7000 Gracely Drive
Museum co-founder, Nancy Lesh, created this Tudor-style house from scratch between 1980 and 1993, spending more than 1000 hours creating this replica of her childhood home that sits on Cincinnati’s west side at 7000 Gracely […]
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Le Chateau
This gorgeous French Chateau came to us from Wheeling, West Virginia as a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Alan Fawcett. The couple traveled to Reims, France in 1990 to celebrate Dr. Fawcett’s 70th birthday and […]
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Harry Smith
Harry Smith has an extensive educational background that prepared him for a lifelong career in the arts. Smith studied art at St. John’s Academy, architecture at Washington University, fine arts at The Chicago Academy of […]
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Susan Hoeltge
Susan Hoeltge’s interest in miniatures began in 1976, first as a collector and then as an artisan. She began working exclusively in 1/2″ and 1/4″ in 1982, designing and creating everything she sold. She credits […]
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Sir Thomas Thumb
Sir Thomas Thumb is not only a beloved member of King Arthur’s Court but also a family legacy in the miniature world. After spending two years creating custom dollhouses, Thomas J. Iacono started Sir Thomas […]
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William and Carol Kubesh
William and Carol Kubesh not only share a home but also a deep passion and talent for creating miniatures. William is truly a life-long artist, selling his first drawing at nine years old. He is […]
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Mother’s Day
Anna Jarvis first celebrated Mother’s Day in the United States in 1908 at St. Andrew’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Anna’s campaign to establish the holiday began in 1905, the year her mother […]
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James C. Clark
James C. Clark, who also works under the business name Your Local Potter, first entered the world of ceramics in the early 1970s. He experimented with non-scale ceramic miniatures and was eventually able to open […]
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Jane Graber
Jane Graber has an artful background. She received an Associate of Arts degree in Art from Heston College in Hesston, Kansas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. […]
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The Shakers
The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, first appeared in 1774. This celibate group believed in practicality and simplicity, as reflected in their furniture designs. Their furniture emphasizes forms […]
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Pennsylvania German Redware Ceramics
The Pennsylvania Germans also referred to as Pennsylvania Dutch, are a cultural group of 17th and 18th Century German-speaking immigrants to Pennsylvania and their descendants. The majority of the Pennsylvania Germans emigrated from the Holy […]
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Nancy Summers
Nancy Summers started as a doll maker. In 1976, a gift shop in Greenfield asked her if she could make her specialty Little Orphan Annie doll for a miniature kitchen scene. She enjoyed the project […]
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Victoria’s Choice
Victoria’s Choice was made from a kit sold by Real Good Toys Company. Suzanne Landshof, a Museum co-founder, did all of the finishing, window treatments, curtains, bedding, and most of the carpets. She also made […]
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Breyer Horses
While the Kentucky Derby didn’t run on the first Saturday in May this year for the first time in 75 years, that does not mean that we can’t enjoy the pageantry of the day. Breyer […]
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Furniture of Leon Scott
After retiring from making furniture, Leon Scott continued this passion in miniature. Leon Scott made miniatures under the company name, Leonetta. Scott first ventured into the world of miniatures in the late-1930s but took a […]
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The California Contemporary
The California Contemporary house was created and donated by Mrs. Bernice Wolf. It is a rare example of a 3/4” to 1’ scale. Mrs. Wolf said that while she was antiquing, she saw something in […]
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Rococo Revival
The Rococo Revival emerged in Second Empire France during the mid-19th century. For much of Europe, the Rococo decorative art style represented a national style, and its reemergence evoked a sense of national tradition. In […]
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Miniatures in Bloom
April showers bring…mini flowers! Miniaturists are known for being innovative while crafting their creations, but miniature flowers present a fascinating dilemma, which is creating something delicate and long-lasting. Flowers can be made out of a […]
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Gudgel Houses
In 1979, Gil and Marge Gudgel were asked to make a 1/144th scale Cape Cod-style house as a souvenir for the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts Houseparty. The attendees loved the souvenirs so much that […]
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Warren Dick
Warren Dick is considered one of the early pioneers of miniature making. He started his workshop in the 1940s as a form of relaxation after retiring from the Air Force. Warren was a self-taught artisan […]
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Kathie Babcock Baskets
Kathie Babcock, an artisan member of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans, found her way to miniatures through her mother, miniaturist Mary McGrath. Kathie went to her first show in 1988 and left completely enthralled […]
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Francis Whittemore Glassware
Francis Whittemore was a Master Glassblower for 66 years when he retired at 82 years old and a lifelong artist. He first became interested in glassblowing as a senior in high school. He set out […]
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Lady Jane Conservatory
Linda Young, known professionally as Lady Jane, is a talented artist well-known to miniaturists for her glass room boxes. The museum is very lucky to have one of her room boxes, gifted by Museum co-founder, […]
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Ron Bufton
Ron Bufton launched his art career in the late 1960s when he began to create metal sculptures for a local gallery. Bufton made the transition from sculptor to miniaturist in 1975 when he was approached […]
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Nantasy Fantasy
A.J. and Nancy Quinby, better known in the miniature world as Nantasy Fantasy, have been active artisans for over 30 years, producing museum-quality reproductions of Victorian-era antiques and life-like dolls. The pair came to miniature […]
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Mini Crown Jewels and the Tower of London
The Tower of London has an infamous history. Most notably known as a prison, it was built in the 11th Century and served as one until 1952. However, this castle is so much more than […]
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Ralph Partelow Harpsichords
Ralph Partelow has created beautiful miniature pianos for more than 40 years. He began taking piano lessons at age 11. In school, he created miniature pianos in shop class rather than the usual birdhouse or […]
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Vivian Barnes and Narcissa Thorne
In 1999, the Museum of Miniatures Houses received the Vivian Barnes Collection, consisting of 200 dolls and 42 roomboxes. Vivian began her work in miniatures in the late 1970s when she and her husband to […]
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A 1970s dream house
This gorgeous 1/12th scale A-frame house was built by Cyd Raduchel of Mod Pod Miniatures and is on loan to the museum. Many of the furnishings were created by the artist.
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The Claudon Cats
Chuck and Ferbie Claudon, aka The Butterfly Cat Studio, are best known for their realistic miniature cats. They are also known for their series called Kitty Kitsch, which comprises 1″ scale epoxy cats dressed in […]
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Therese Bahl’s Rufus Porter Room
Therese Bahl, Artisan and Fellow in the International Guild of Miniature Artisans, specializes in American Folk Art., muraled room boxes in particular. She earned a degree in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University and has […]
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Peter Acquisto
Peter Acquisto started working in his father’s woodshop as a teenager where he learned how to carve and to use power tools. At age 20, Pete went into business with a friend selling Indian jewelry […]
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Norma and Fred Kowalke
Norma and Fred Kowalke dedicated more than 30 years of their lives to the creation of miniatures. Their passion for miniatures was born out of Norma’s interest in collecting antique dolls. Judee Williamson paid a […]
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Easter, 2020.
Our Virtual Gallery, Easter, 2020. Rabbit from the Bea and Harold Abbott Collection, eggs made by Carol Lenon, “Faberge” egg made by Brooke Tucker.
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Susanne Russo’s unique furniture
Susanne Russo, a juried Fellow in the International Guild of Miniature Artisans, is best known for her period brass hardware and unique furniture designs. Susanne has created incredibly unique furniture made out of bull horns […]
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Miniature Books
Miniature books are not just small but rather those that are 3 inches or smaller in height, width, and thickness, and within this definition of miniature, there are more categories. These include macrominiature (3 inches […]
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LaVerne Sullivan and Sherlock Holmes
LaVerne Sullivan’s interest in miniatures began in 1965. LaVerne set her father to work to build her a rudimentary 4-room dollhouse. The first house was a learning curve. At this time, there were no miniature […]
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LaVerne Sullivan’s Sherlock Holmes’ Bedroom
LaVerne Sullivan’s interest in miniatures began in 1965. LaVerne set her father to work and built her a rudimentary 4-room dollhouse. The first house was a learning curve. At this time, there were no miniature […]
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Sullivan Inn, part two of two
LaVerne Sullivan’s love of miniatures started in 1965, her father made her a miniature house. During her early years in miniatures, LaVerne focused on the American Victorian Period in her settings. LaVerne’s mother, born in […]
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Laverne Sullivan’s Hotel
LaVerne Sullivan’s love of miniatures started in 1965, her father made her first miniature house, and it was a learning experience. During her early years in miniatures, LaVerne focused on the American Victorian Period in […]
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The Art of Natasha Beshenkovsky
Natasha Beshenkovsky studied painting at the Moscow Art School of the Academy of Fine Arts, from 1956 to 1963. In 1968, she graduated from the Institute of Cinema as a film director specializing in animation. […]
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Oldham Studio
Bert and Norma Oldham, both retired teachers and artists, began devoting all of their time to creating miniatures in 1986. Oldham Studio specialized in Early American furniture of the Colonial period in both 1″ and […]
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Suzanne Landshof’s New Orleans Breakfast
Museum co-founder Suzanne Landshof’s New Orleans Breakfast is part of a pair. Shown here in detail is the groom’s pre-wedding breakfast in New Orleans while its partner room box, French Bedroom Honeymoon 1939, shows the […]
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French Bedroom Honeymoon 1939
Museum co-founder Suzanne Landshof’s French Bedroom Honeymoon 1939 shows the bride’s room as she unpacks for the honeymoon.
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Chicken Kitchen
The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections recently received a donation of nine room boxes from museum co-founder Suzanne Landshof, including her Chicken Kitchen. Suzanne has dedicated the last four decades and devoted countless […]
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Suzanne Landshof’s room boxes
The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections recently received a donation of nine room boxes from museum founder Suzanne Landshof. Suzanne has dedicated the last four decades and devoted countless hours to creating miniature […]
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The wonders of Paul Saltarelli
Paul Saltarelli has been honored as a juried artisan in the International Guild of Miniature Artisans for his work in miniatures, namely creating paintings and painted furniture. Saltarelli is a self-taught artist, crediting his love […]
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Bad, bad kitty
Bad Bad Kitty was created and donated to the museum by Linda Knight in 2013. On a trip to a miniature show, Linda accidentally knocked over some porcelain. The dealer made Linda buy the broken […]
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Dogs, Dogs, and More Dogs
Dogs made by Carol Cardinal and Gail Morey. Carol Cardinal specializes in animals, particularly dogs, Carol started making dogs in 1980 and is completely self-taught. Though she specializes in dogs, she occasionally makes accessories to […]
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Tilt-top table by Gerald Crawford
With its cabriole legs, tilted tabletop, and mahogany finish, this tea table is characteristic of the 18th Century. This table captures the Chippendale style with its blend of Gothic, Rococo, and Chinese influences. Tea tables […]
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Royal Wedding Dining Room
The commemorative vignette of Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s 1981 Wedding Dining Room was donated by Dorothy Stickles in 2002. It is unclear as to who created the room box but the silver is by […]
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Victoria’s Choice
Victoria’s Choice, made by museum co-founder Suzanne Landshof, is a fine example of what a good kit (from Real Good Toy Company) and careful craftsmanship can achieve. Suzanne completed the majority of the finishing work […]
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Major Taylor’s bicycle
The museum’s replica of the bicycle Major Taylor raced in 1898 was made by John Muse, a museum volunteer. He spent more than 200 hours, ensuring each detail was true to the original design. The […]
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Meet museum co-founder Suzie Moffett
Suzie Moffett co-founded the Museum of Miniature Houses, incorporating in 1991 and opening the museum to the public in August 1993. Her entry point was needlework: curtains, bedspreads, upholstery, rugs. She particularly enjoyed petit point […]
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California Contemporary
This California Contemporary house was created and donated by Mrs. Bernice Wolf.  It is a rare example of a 3/4” to 1’ scale. She said that while she was antiquing, she saw something in a […]
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The 1861 House
The oldest house in our permanent collection is the house made by Thomas Russell in 1861 for his niece. (The following letter was handwritten by the builder of this house and concealed behind a hinged […]
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Permanent Collection
Our museum’s collection comes from the more modern miniature world and includes children’s doll houses that are not to scale (and have been well-loved), as well as small scale reproductions of items (many are quite […]
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