National Museum of Toy and Miniatures http://kcur.org en Museum Visit Sparks Memories Of Childhood Dollhouse http://kcur.org/post/museum-visit-sparks-memories-childhood-dollhouse <p>On my fourth birthday, my grandfather gave me a dollhouse. It was a yellow, two-floor house that he built in his basement workshop in Kansas City, Kan. The dollhouse had six rooms and came with an assortment of handmade furniture, painted floors and wallpaper in nearly every room.<br /><br />I was thrilled by the gift and I played with the dollhouse, constantly moving my dolls from room to room, creating little dramas in my young mind. My dolls talked on the tiny rotary phone, ate breakfast in the kitchen and slept in their neatly-appointed bedrooms.<br /> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:42:31 +0000 Julie Denesha 53803 at http://kcur.org Museum Visit Sparks Memories Of Childhood Dollhouse WATCH: Toy Museum Staff Tackle Daunting Task Of Packing Up Giant Dollhouse http://kcur.org/post/watch-toy-museum-staff-tackle-daunting-task-packing-giant-dollhouse <p><a href="http://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Kansas City, Mo., houses one of the largest toy collections on public display in the United States. In January, the museum closed its doors for a yearlong renovation, but the work inside continues.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:40:56 +0000 Julie Denesha 53476 at http://kcur.org WATCH: Toy Museum Staff Tackle Daunting Task Of Packing Up Giant Dollhouse With A New Name, The Toy & Miniature Museum Looks Ahead http://kcur.org/post/new-name-toy-miniature-museum-looks-ahead <p>Thirty years ago, the <a href="http://www.toyandminiaturemuseum.org/">Toy &amp; Miniature Museum of Kansas City</a> opened its doors, with a display of dollhouses, toys, and miniatures mostly collected by two Kansas City women.</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 26525 at http://kcur.org With A New Name, The Toy & Miniature Museum Looks Ahead