September 23, 2017

Acton Library Presents Display of Antique Dolls, Doll Dresses Through May 31

OLD SAYBROOK — The Acton Public Library presents a display of antique dolls and antique doll dresses, during the months of April and May, in their Children’s and Adult display cases. The dolls and dresses are from the personal collection of Helen Burke.

The dolls featured are Kestner Dolly Face Dolls, originally gifts from her mother and dating back to 1910. The dresses were fashioned by Helen herself, who always uses the best fabrics, traveling to the garment district in New York City, and purchasing from some of her favorite stores including  Mood Fabrics and B&J Fabrics.

Burke describes herself as a craftsman, and not a collector. She has been making her haute couture doll dresses for over 10 years, and also made her clothes for her own children when they were young.

If you have any questions, call the library at 860-395-3184 during service hours of: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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