The Dolls’ House at Friendship Farm was, for many years, the home of Emilie and Marie Stapp. This rendering is part of the original set of elevation drawings prior to the construction of The Dolls’ House.
This artifact and more like it are part of the research now occurring for the Emilie Blackmore Stapp Project now underway jointly by the Friends of Stone County Library, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, de Grummond’s Children Literature Collection at USM, the Stone County Arts Council, and The Old Firehouse Museum.
Many events and activities are in the early planning stages. The celebration is planned for the first quarter of 2014.
This particular artifact is in the Stapp family collection and was shared by Eileen Day Gipson who lived in The Dolls’ House and is a member of the Stapp family through her great grandfather Fred Stapp, brother of Emilie and Marie.