The Museum of Miniature Houses reopens Wednesday January 25th and is featuring an exhibition crafted by co-founder Suzanne Landshof. The museum has been closed since the first of the year for annual cleaning and maintenance of exhibits. Many new pieces will be presented for the first time.
Born in Iowa but reared in New Jersey, Suzanne Landshof grew to love the history and furnishings of the Northeast. Through family and several courses she acquired a basic knowledge of American furniture and decorative arts, especially in the 1720 to 1840 period.
Suzanne said that she was “always fond of small things and became interested in the vast world of miniatures over thirty years ago. It encompassed interior design, every art form, architecture, and an endless canvas for the imagination. We lived in Kansas City for ten years where I volunteered at the Kansas CityToy & Miniature Museum before and after they opened to the public in 1982. We moved toCarmelin 1985.”
In 1991, Suzanne Landshof, Suzie Moffett and Nancy Lesh, collaborated to found the Museum Of Miniature Houses & Other Collections, Inc. which opened in 1993. It is a volunteer run not-for-profit Museum with one part time employee. Their vision is to insure that collections of quality miniature room settings, houses, and individual pieces are not be lost to future generations.
The Museum’s unique exhibits include furnished miniature houses, most scaled one inch to the foot and one-half inch to the foot, plus numerous single room scenes, and countless individual pieces of small scale furniture, needlework, and original paintings. The Museum features seven rooms of exhibits and a small shop selling miniature related items. It truly is a museum of fine arts in miniature
The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday11 am to 4 pmand Sunday1 to 4 pm.
The Museum Of Miniature Houses And Other Collections, Inc. 111 East Main Street, Carmel, IN, www.musuemofminiatures.org.