A display of dolls covering four generations is being exhibited at the McCurdy Doll Museum through June. "Images of Childhood" includes memorabilia from the Springville Dougall and Groesbeck families from 1869 to the present.
A rare Parisian bisque doll and a tin-head "Minerva" doll are among items in the special display, on loan to the museum. The collection also has Madame Alexander and Barbie dolls, along with furniture, clothing, and related items.Memorabilia include family photographs from the one-room schoolhouse to the modern Brookside School, where Rhoda Dougall and Catherine Wills taught. An autograph book belonging to Rhoda Groesbeck contains a letter from LDS Church President Lorenzo Snow, encouraging her to be a good example to her family while her father was in prison for polygamy.
The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m., at 246 N. First East in Provo. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. The museum's permanent collection of more than 3,000 dolls and toys is included with admission.