NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures
Preservation, Education and Fun
Formerly Spencer Doll and Toy Museum

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures

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The NC MUSEUM OF DOLLS, TOYS & MINIATURES Presents the 2019 Calendar of Events

Everyone is invited to join our events at NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures in Spencer, North Carolina. We certainly have a lot in store for you!

A Male Doll House China Doll Workshop 

Instructor,  Kristine Fisher

February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm 

Workshop includes Door Prizes * Lunch * Museum Tour 

Join award-winning doll artist, Kristine Fisher for a hands-on workshop at the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures (formerly Spencer Doll and Toy Museum). Students will learn basic dressing skills on a 5 1/2” inch porcelain male doll. We’ll create a reproduction of an antique China doll perfect for your doll house. He is hand painted with black stockings and black slippers. Clothing will consist of shirt, pants and vest. Bring scissors, glue, toothpicks, needles and thread. Kristine will bring supplies as well as fabrics or you can use your own fabrics. Body kits will be provided.

A Bodacious  Birthday Bash - Celebrating Barbie’s 60th!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

11:00am – 1:30pm Program & Luncheon at the Country Club of Salisbury

2:00pm - 5:00pm Birthday Party NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures

Let’s Celebrate in style for Barbie’s birthday with Internationally known Barbie expert, Educator and distinguished author Bradley Justice. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch, an award winning program and a fabulous party!

Birthday Swag Bag includes a Barbie doll and party favors * Games/Fun Activities * Cake * Sales Tables * Door Prizes * Luncheon * Museum Tour * Helpers * Commemorate this Special Occassion with Fun Photo Props

After the luncheon, attendees are invited to the Birthday Bash and Grand Opening of a Special  Barbie exhibit curated by Bradley Justice. The museum is located a short five minute drive from the Country Club.

American Girl Inspired event  "Molly McIntire: Growing up during WW2"

DATE: Saturday, March 16 , 2019

Cheryl Philips, Program Presenter


Come Celebrate with us as we explore this  "patriotic" American Girl character and what her life was like during WWII. This event is for "dolls of al ages." Phillips' program will focus  World War II and the affects it had on the lives of young girls and their close-knit families. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite doll. This event is for "Dolls of All Ages."

**Two lucky winners will receive an authentic American Girl doll! Drawing will be held during luncheon.**

Registration includes: Program on Molly * Snacks * Museum Tour * Scavenger Hunt * Souvenir

Cost: Adult Ticket $15 and Children's Ticket $10 (under 18) 

Benefit Sale 

Dates: 2019 TBD

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come shop through a large variety of items including:

Antique Dolls, Modern Dolls, Doll Accessories, Doll Clothes, Toys, Action Figures, Model Trains, Diecast Vehicles, Miniatures, collectibles & much more etc.

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style)
The Benefit Sale and Antique Appraisal Fair will last for 2 days.

Dates: 2019 TBD

Time: 10:00AM- 4:00PM

Want to know the price of a  family heirloom, yard sale bargain and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements? Bring them on in and let our experts reveal the fascinating truths about your special finds.

Antique dealer Michael Hansen will take a look at your items. He will also offer advice and information regarding a broad spectrum of general merchandise, including toys. Appraisal cost is $5 per item.

The Cissy Files 2- Reference, Rarities, and Restoration

Kiley Shaw Book Premiere Party and Luncheon

April 06, 2019

More information to follow

Fancy Doll Scissor Holder 

May 2019

Instructor Marla Gilbert 

Cost $75

This scissor holder is made to ensure that your scissors are kept safe. The decorative antique-styled doll is wrapped in antique lace and fabric. Vintage white kid-glove  leather is used to accentuate the holder. 

Doll Workshop with Winifred Holloway

June 29, 2019

More information to follow


Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018    

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Mrs. Claus will pay a special visit to the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures. Join us for tea, cookies, and more!

The cost to attend is $28 for one adult and one child pair. Additional fees are $13 for each additional child or $15 for an additional adult.

Mrs. Claus has agreed to pose for pictures, so don't forget to bring your camera. This event is sponsored by the Rowan Doll Society and UFDC. All proceeds will benefit the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures.



Fantasy, especially fairies, has always characterized Stephanie Blyth's astonishing work. Join an International Doll Artist at the North Carolina Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures for two fun and creative workshops, a special exhibit and trunk show. Stephanie's work has been featured across the globe including the Louvre Museum, The White House Christmas Tree, Neiman Marcus, Goebel & Richard Simmons .... Just to name a few

In this 3 hour class, you will be making a tiny porcelain baby nestled in a silver spoon, wrapped in textures and vintage leaves.

 Silver Spoon Baby Class will include - Friday, April 21, 2018 10am-1pm
*1 China painted baby head sculpted and handcrafted by International renowned doll artist Stephanie Blythe.
*An abundance of magical textiles to work with
*Vintage Velvet leaves
*A choice of silver plate teaspoons (sterling silver spoons will be available separately or bring your own teaspoon)

You will learn how to make a miniature ribbon rose, a miniature bow, and a finished silver spoon baby.

*Maximum 18 students. Price $85.00 per person
*Please bring: small scissors and magnifiers

Mini Merbaby Workshop -  Saturday, April 21, 2018 10am-1pm
In this 3 hour class, you will be making a tiny porcelain baby mermaid reclining in an abalone shell blanketed with a variety of tiny seashells.

Baby Mermaid Class will include:
*1 China painted baby head sculpted and handcrafted by International renowned doll artist Stephanie Blythe.
*Metallic Fabric, silk netting and vintage lace which you will hand dye
*Tiny seashells, an abalone shell and tiny jewels and embellishments
Note: You will learn how to use special dyes to color the fabrics for your merbaby tail &assembly

*Maximum 18 students. Price $85.00 per person
*Please bring: small scissors and magnifiers

TEA AND TRUNKSHOW-  Saturday, April 21, 2018 10AM-1PM

Enjoy an afternoon of tea in an intimate setting at the Country Club of Salisbury. Program by Stephanie Blythe. Includes Souvenir and Museum Tour

*Cost is $35.00 per person

Mama Mia! We're Touring Italy - A Special Cultural and  Doll Themed Luncheon
"Antique & Modern" Italian Doll Luncheon



Programs will highlight the history of Italian Dolls.  

Guest speaker Bradley Justice is a life long doll collector and active member of United Federation of Doll Clubs.   He serves as chairman of the Collections Oversight committee and is active in sharing his love and passion of dolls.  Recipient of the Barbie's Best Friend award and the UFDC awards of excellence.

Join him as he explores the post war era of the Italian doll industry and how it evolved through the last half of the 20th century.  Learn about Furga, italocremona and other fabulous doll companies.

Each Registration of $75.00 includes:  Displays *Helpers * Door Prizes * Luncheon * Museum Tour * Programs * Sales Tables * Souvenirs * Museum Reception


Special Features: Extensive Italian Doll exhibits on display and Sampling of Italian Foods.  

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is September 10, 2018.

No refunds after August. 15th.  Limited Seating. 

All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the North Carolina Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures (formerly Spencer Doll and Toy Museum). The mission of the NCMDTM is to provide educational and cultural experiences through the preservation and collection of dolls, miniatures and toys.


Event Location: Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive Salisbury, NC 28144. 

Sew Me A Dress Workshop with Leeann & Denis Bastien
9:00am-12:00pm - Workshop & Program
12:00pm -1:30 Lunch and Museum Tour (Bring your bagged lunch. Tea, Coffee & Dessert provided.) 
1:30pm-4:00pm Shopping - Open to All 

Who wants Fun, Friends, Dolls, Sewing & Shopping?

Join internally known doll artist, Denis Bastien, for a one day fun sewing workshop. Based on his “Petite Fille Modele” patterns each participant will choose between pre-sewn bodices and skirt panel in many, many different lengths and fabrics to create their own dress. There will be lots of ribbons, buttons, flowers available to further customize their creation. Although a sewing machine will be at your disposal, a bit of hand-sewing and some creativity is all that is needed to complete a dress for Leeann and/or similar sized dolls.

Cost: $39.00US - Includes "Petite Fille Modele" pattern and
one kit. Registration can be made by calling there Museum at 704-762-9359 or [email protected]

What Else?
People who do not wish to participate in the workshop are welcome to join us for the shopping portion of the day and a tour of the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures. Affordable Designs - Canada will have a sales display and lots of stock. Dolls, outfits, shoes, accessories, patterns …everything your "dolly heart” desires. (cash, personal checks, and/or debit/credit cards will be accepted)
You’re Invited to special Meet & Greet with NC Representative Harry Warren 
on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
You'll enjoy getting to know Harry during this informal and intimate setting. Harry is currently serving as a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives representing the 77th district which includes part of Rowan County, North Carolina. He is also a member of First United Methodist Church in Salisbury, NC. 

The event will take place at the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures located at 108 Fourth Street Spencer, NC 28159  Light Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Susan Lane Morris. This event is free of charge.