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Church plans dollhouse display

Judy Taylor stands in her dollhouse museum Nov. 7 at its former location at Taylor’s Fine Furniture. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 15, 2019 10:40 pm Updated: Feb. 15, 2019 11:18 pm

QUINCY -- More than 30 dollhouses from the shuttered Dollhouse Museum: Then and Now will be on display Sunday afternoon at a Quincy storefront church.

The dollhouses will be available to view for a free will offering noon to 2 p.m. at Unity Church of Quincy at Fourth and Hampshire.

Judy Taylor, who owns the dollhouses, will be leading tours.

"Since it's Valentine's weekend, it's a nice thing to take the afternoon to go see some of what was in the museum," said Taylor, who opened the museum in 2010 and collected dollhouses for nearly two decades. "You don't have a chance to view that many in one spot."

Taylor said the church will keep the dollhouses on display and be open "one day a week" so the community can visit the houses.

"I'm really pleased they offered to keep the dollhouses," Taylor said.

The museum's oldest dollhouse, made by Tootsietoy, went to the History Museum at Fourth and Maine, and another went to the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center. Taylor said several were given to the Quincy Public Library so children can enjoy them, and others were auctioned or found new homes in Quincy.

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