2017 Doll Show and Tea Party

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Join us for the 2017 Doll Show and Tea Party on March 11, 2017 at the Ferris O’Neal Senior Center, 1240 South Magnolia Drive in Wiggins, Mississippi 39577. Admission is free.

The Doll Show exhibit is open from 9AM to 2PM. The Tea Party is from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.

If you are interested in showcasing your dolls as part of the exhibit, please bring your doll(s) for placement to the Ferris O’Neal Senior Center on Friday, March 10 from 4PM-6PM or on Saturday, March 11 from 8AM to 9AM.

For more information, please contact the Old Firehouse Museum at oldfirehousewiggins@gmail.com.

 

“Calling All Dolls!”

The Ferris O’neal Senior Center was again the venue of the second annual Doll Show and Tea Party ¬†sponsored by The Old Firehouse Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015. More than 2015 guests enjoyed the exhibits and refreshments.

In 2014, the initial Doll Show and Tea Party was held in conjunction with a county-wide focus on the life and works of Emilee Blackmore Stapp and her sister Marie. The sisters lived on Friendship Farm in the “Dolls’ House”, named for their international collection of dolls. Their investment in Stone County and the lives of children was unlimited.

Members of the Stapp Family again attended this years’ event. These included Eileen Day Gipson who grew up on Friendship Farm and exhibited on of the dolls from the sisters’ collection, and Betty Hearon of Hattiesburg. Additionally, multiple generations of families enjoyed the afternoon together viewing the exhibits and enjoying tea and conversation.

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Calling All Dolls – 2nd Annual Doll Show March 7, 2015

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The Old Firehouse Museum is holding its 2nd Annual Doll Show and Tea Party on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Ferris O’Neal Senior Center, 1240 South Magnolia Drive, Wiggins. There is no admission fee and dolls are not judged.

This special Museum event for girls of all ages recognizes the contributions of the Stapp Sisters–Emilie and Marie–to Wiggins and Stone County. Young girls are welcome to bring their favorite doll and come to the Tea Party any time between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Anyone wanting to display dolls may bring them on Friday Afternoon, March 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., or Saturday morning from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Doll Show viewing is open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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Planning Meeting – Spring 2015 Events

Join us Thursday, January 22nd, at 5:30 pm, for a kickoff meeting for the two special Spring events for the Old Firehouse Museum. The 2nd Annual Tea Party and Doll Show is planned for Saturday, March 7th and what we hope is the 1st Annual Train Exhibit is planned for Saturday, April 18th.

We need all interested citizens of Stone County to help with these events and would love to see everyone that can spend a small bit of your time helping your Museum. We will meet in the Board Room at the Wiggins City Hall at 5:30. Please come meet with us and see what you can do to help!

Doll Show and Tea Party Honoring Emilie and Marie Stapp

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Catherine of Aragon – Today this doll of Emilie and Marie Stapp is in the personal collection of their great-great niece Kathleen Day Woods.

The Old Firehouse Museum of Wiggins and Stone County will honor the legacy of Emilie and Marie Stapp and their contributions to the history of Stone County by sponsoring a Doll Show / Tea Party on March 15, 2014.

The Stapp sisters lived in Stone County from the early 1930’s until their deaths in the 1960’s. The sisters collected dolls from all over the world and displayed them in their home – The Dolls’ House – on their home place known as Friendship Farm. Doll Shows were held there for the young girls of the community. Many adults in the area still remember participating in these shows.

The event will be held at the Ferris O’Neal Senior Center in Wiggins. Doll lovers, children and adults, are welcome to display their favorite dolls at the show. Categories include: Bride, Barbie, American Girl, Baby Doll, Fashion Doll, Vintage Doll (40+years old), Homemade Doll, International Doll, and Miscellaneous (Collector, Character, etc.).

Exhibitors may bring their dolls for display on Friday, March 14th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, March 15th from 8:00 – 9:30 am. Dolls will not be judged. The public is invited to view the dolls from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 15th.

Young ladies and one of their favorite dolls, not on display, may participate in the Tea Party any time between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

The event is open to the public. Please join us in this special tribute to these special citizens of Stone County.

For more information, call 601-928-4970 or 601-928-5757 or come by The Old Firehouse Museum on Wednesdays or Thursdays.