All Dolled Up: Polly & Her Sisters
The Polly Heckewelder cloth doll made by the Moravian Ladies Sewing Society of Central Moravian Church since 1872 will be featured along with the Anna Nitschmann portrait doll made by the Busy Workers Society , also of Central Moravian Church, since 1953. Both of these benefit dolls are still made. Becky Langley and Countess Benigna, benefit dolls, formerly made by Edgeboro Moravian and First Moravian (now Advent Moravian) Churches respectively will also be included in the exhibit. Come learn about Moravian sisters and the dolls which were made to benefit Church causes. Exhibition included in museum admission.
Available at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem now-March 31
Join Mary Brown, President of the Ladies Sewing Society, at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem for the Polly Heckewelder Tea Party. Mary will lead guests in a discussion on collecting, as well as the history of the Polly Heckewelder doll - the longest continuously made cloth doll in the United States.
Members of the Sewing Society will be on hand to help date dolls through an analysis of facial designs. Bring your doll, or your curiosity, and enjoy an investigative afternoon into one of Bethlehem's prized traditions.
The event will feature an appearance by the doll Polly Heckewelder herself and a playing of the beautiful Till piano on display in the Saal.
Click here to see what the experts at Antiques Roadshow have to say about this Polly Heckewelder doll from Lancaster, PA.
Date & Time: February 14, 2016 at 2pm
Cost: $12 for non-member adults, $6 for non-member children, all members $5
Please contact the Visitor Center at 1-800-360-TOUR with any questions about hours of operation.