A special exhibit, "A Touch of Cloth", will be featured during the month of November at the McCurdy Doll Museum, 248 N. 100 East.
The display will be highlighted with a story-telling tea party Saturday Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m. when Jean Marshall, a popular story-teller, will share the tales of several cloth dolls, some of them famous in literature. Reservations are required by calling 377-9935 Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Children are invited to bring their favorite cloth doll to the party.The November exhibit will feature print cloth dolls from the 1880s to the present time, and will highlight cloth print dolls donated by VIP Fabrics, a division of Cranston Print Works, the oldest printing house in the country.
"A Touch of Cloth" is the title of a new television series proposed by local PBS affiliate, KBYU. The first of the pilot programs will be filmed at the McCurdy Doll Museum and will be produced by national designer Miriam Gourley.
The film will feature cloth dolls and holiday decorations made from fabrics. Classes in making the items demonstrated on the show will be held at the museum with the first class in making an antique doll quilt to be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. classes will be taught by Gourley, who has just returned from Houston and the National Quilt Market. Reservations are limited and must be made by Nov. 21 by calling the museum.
The Doll Museum is displaying a new decor sponsored by VIP Fabrics, the Fairfield Corp and "Lace Country". The Victorian setting will be used as the background for the TV documentary and for the demonstrations and classes to be taught.
Coming events for December will include the 10th Annual "Carols by Candlelight" co-sponsored by Friends of the Provo Library on Dec. 9 at the Provo Community Church, 175 N. University Ave, and the "Christmas Revels" featuring an Olde English Christmas, with Father Christmas in charge of the festivities.
For more information about any of the activities call the museum at 377-9935.