Mary Harris Francis collected toys. Barbara Hall Marshall fancied fine miniatures. These two women’s distinctly different collections are the backbone of Kansas City’s Toy & Miniature Museum at 52nd & Oak. All year round, its 33,000 square feet of displays lure the young and young at heart. Sometimes the museum, as it will this weekend with its Nettie Wells dollhouse, finds special ways to celebrate a child’s imagination and the spirit of play.
Nettie Wells, as portrayed by Maycee Steele, will share stories of her dollhouse at the Toy & Miniature Museum this Saturday with another performance later this summer.