Museum of Miniature Houses to celebrate 25 years with Tiny Treasures program at library

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A Cinderella miniature scene by Vivian Barnes. (Submitted photo)

The Museum of Miniature Houses will celebrate its 25th anniversary in August by bringing an exhibit called “Tiny Treasures” to the Carmel Clay Public Library.

“We’ve chosen 10 pieces from our collection to bring in,” said Caitlin Rogers, collection manager at the Museum of Miniature Houses. “The items will focus on children and literature. We’ll have a tiny vignette portraying Cinderella, a toy store with a bunch of different toys and a sweet shop. We want to get kids interested in miniature art and encourage reading.”

Kids also will be able to participate in other events throughout August.

“To tie in with the exhibit, we will be having some displays in the children’s department with books and DVDs,” said Dawn Boarman, CCPL children’s librarian. “We’ll also be having some scavenger hunts over the course of the month.”

There will be an opportunity for kids to create their own miniature vignette.

“We have little cut-out furniture pieces,” Rogers said. “The kids can glue them together and make a room box of their own. We supplied them with the templates and the fabric to create these.”

The museum looks forward to celebrating its silver anniversary with Carmel residents and CCPL.

“We’re hoping to share what we do with others who might not know about it,” Rogers said.

Boarman took her Girl Scout troop to visit the museum and knew other children would love it.

“My troop loved learning about it, exploring it and doing the scavenger hunts in the museum,” she said. “It’s a gem in the community.”

The exhibit and subsequent events are free. For more, visit carmel.lib.in.us.


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