DOLL EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM
The doll collection of Jean Maass will be on exhibit at the Seymour Community Museum from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 13 and Tuesday June 15. Her interest in dolls can be traced back to her father and mother, Ed and Tillie Stueflat. They poured and made porcelain dolls which they then dressed and displayed in antique doll buggies. Jean has been collecting dolls for about 20 years. Her first pair, a Dutch boy and girl named Hans and Anna, were purchased after she returned from a trip to the Netherlands. Many of the dolls in her collection are dressed to represent their country of origin.
Jean has a collection of “Mc Memories” dolls. Endorsed by Mc Donald’s, the dolls are about 12 inches high and portray scenes from American life. Her complete collection of limited edition Coca Cola heirloom dolls reflects a step back in history showing turn-of-the-century charm.
She has two dolls made by the world famous German doll artist Hildegard Grunzel, and a Rags and Rosie doll signed by Marie Ossman. Among her favorites is Danielle by Donna RuBert. This unique doll won a blue ribbon at the 1998 Doty Awards Doll of the Year Show.
Whether you are interested John Deere, railroading, bathing beauties, babies, or traveling to Hawaii, Jean’s collection has something for everyone. Stop by the museum and see her collection of over 200 dolls. Also on display will be a Norwegian–kick sled, an antique doll sled, and stroller.