For Immediate Release, January 10, 2012
Contact Person: Meghan McGinnes, 720-497-7650
JULIA DOUGLAS DOLL COLLECTION EXHIBIT AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
Hiwan Homestead Museum is very excited to announce its newest exhibit, “Miss Julia’s Dolls: Favorites from the Collection” scheduled January 17-April 29, 2012. Julia Douglas, sister to Charles Winfred Douglas, and Evergreen’s first librarian, amassed a large collection of dolls from around the world. These dolls represent at least 20 different countries or regions of the world and were made for export, representing the native dress or ceremonial costumes of their country of origin. These early 1900s dolls were favorites of those first library patrons, and Hiwan Homestead Museum is pleased to present an assortment of these dolls to a new generation of the public.
The exhibit can be seen during the Museum’s open hours. Hiwan Homestead Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM. Please call 720-497-7650 for more information. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see one of Evergreen’s earliest collections!
Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 17-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture. It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive and is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated through a partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society. The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.