Around the World in 80 Dolls
November 23, 2013 – January 20, 2014
The Museum will draw from its remarkable doll collection to create an exhibit that appeals to the child in all of us this holiday season. Around the World in 80 Dolls runs from November 23, 2013 to January 20, 2014. Inspired by the classic Jules Verne novel Around the World in 80 Days, the exhibition features dolls from the countries and peoples encountered by the intrepid and unflappable 19th century traveler Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout.
Jules Verne’s classic tale of Victorian romance and world travel has inspired movies, real-life adventures (reporter Nellie Bly completed the trip in 72 days in 1890), television series, and even an off-Broadway musical. Mr. Fogg’s travels took him through Europe, Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan, and the wild American West, before returning home to London. He traveled by ocean-going steamship, express train, as well as more unusual conveyances such as an elephant and an ice sailing sledge.
Just in time for the holidays, the exhibit will also include hands-on activities. Have fun with a hands-on dollhouse. Plus, there will be a kid-sized locomotive to climb in and out of, a giant magnetic map, and an Eye Spy game.