FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM REINSTALLS BELOVED HAWTHORNE DOLL HOUSE
November 6, 2014
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Coordinator
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New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is delighted to announce that the beloved Victorian Hawthorne Doll House, a favorite of generations of visitors to the Lyman Allyn, has been moved to its original location on the lower level of the Museum. The 15’ Doll House has long been part of the Lyman Allyn’s collection and is remembered fondly by many members of the New London and Southeastern community as a highlight of their youthful Museum visits. Back in its “new” setting, it is accessible, looks fantastic and is much more family-friendly than ever.
Built for the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in 1962 by Harold Hawthorne, the American Victorian Dollhouse was designed to house part of the museum’s toy collection donated by Lydia Sachs Baratz. The exterior of the dollhouse was designed to reflect the Victorian tastes of its doll inhabitants with a mansard roof, dormer windows, and a widow’s walk encircling two chimneys. Three levels of the home’s interior are visible, complete with bedrooms, a dining room, a nursery, a sewing room, and two kitchens which showcase the extensive kitchen miniatures in the Baratz Collection.