Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


The E.J. Prime Dollhouse and Toy Collection

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September 20, 2013 through January 4, 2014
E.J. Prime Dollhouse Gallery
Once Upon a Treehouse Dollhouse Experience


With 2012-13 renovations complete, more than 40 replica buildings and 5,500 dollhouse pieces move into their new home at the Kemerer Museum. The collection, which features dollhouses from every decade between 1830 and 1930, will be on permanent display for the first time since its acquisition in 2007. We invite you to welcome the dollhouses, specifically the English townhouse and French villa, Mystery House, Baltimore row house, and Livingston House, for the first time. This exhibit is the first in a series that will highlight pieces from the Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse and Toy Collection.


Event Date Time Admission
Exhibit Through
January 4, 2014
Museum hours $12, includes admission to the Kemerer Museum and Moravian Museum
Brownie Day Sunday, October 20 Museum hours Brownies visit for FREE with paid accompany adult admission
Grandparents Day Sunday, November 10 Museum hours Grandchildren visit for FREE with paid grandparent admission



Upcoming exhibits

Country Living: The Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse Collection
January 17, 2014 through June 22, 2014

Explore the extravagant country houses of the Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse Collection, where the house is just the beginning. Verandas and gardens accompany many of these homes modeled after German villas and French estates. More details coming soon.



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