Bradley Justice Yarbrough shared his enthusiasm for all things “Barbie” with about 50 fans. Lunch provided by Wendy Sparks.
Stuart Holbrook, president of Theriault’s auction house, spoke about his adventures with doll collector’s and the excitement of recently breaking the record for the sale of a doll at $300,000! Forty enthusiastic collectors gathered for lunch, the talk and sales of dolls by other collectors.
The museum held an opening reception for Kentucky doll artist, Joyce Justus. Twenty-five of Joyce’s handstitched cloth dolls on a wire base were on display. Ms. Justus and several of her adult children joined supporters of the museum to see her delightful creations. The museum was gifted Joyce’s cloth sculpture of Queen Victoria which has since been on display. It is the only known doll of her making that represents a specific person.
Reception and display of Margie Becker’s “Daisy” by J.D. Kestner. This doll was originally acquired by selling subscriptions to the 1911 Ladies Home Journal”. The following months the Journal would contain patterns for dressing your doll. Margie had collected the doll and all the patterns and made the complete wardrobe for Daisy.
The Little Colonel Doll Collectors of Kentucky celebrated Margie’s accomplishment with a reception and display at the museum and supporters of the museum were invited to see, meet Margie and have refreshments at the museum.