A birthday celebration honoring Rosabelle, "Queen of the Dolls," will be held at the McCurdy Doll Museum during the month of March.
A party will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the museum, 246 N. 100 East.Rosabelle is one of America's most famous dolls. She has traveled all over the United States, won numerous awards, been to school and received a diploma from Utah State University. She has been the subject of a TV documentary and national magazine articles. She belonged to librarian and teacher Cleo Heavener for more than 50 years. Rosabelle and her court have lived at the doll museum since Heavener's death in 1982.
Displayed with Rosabelle and her court will be her wardrobe, scrapbooks and autograph albums.
Rosabelle's story will be told by Brigham Young University professor Gus Clark. He will also conduct the "Sprig of Green" ceremony honoring Heavener, who celebrated St. Patrick's Day with as much "pomp and circumstance" as Christmas. Following the ceremony refreshments will be served.
Reservations are required by calling the museum at 377-9935, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children under 12.