Yesterday’s Playthings

Montana’s foremost doll and toy museum features the collection of Harriet Free. Antique Jumeaus and reproduction dolls done by Mrs Free, play with mohair teddy bears, Jeri dolls in full-body porcelain, dolls of Lee Middleton and much more. There is a cabbage patch with children of cloth, porcelain, and composition with Lady Liberty overseeing her domain. Rotraut Schrott is represented with four full body dolls.

Dating back to 1835, the collection of doll carriages, prams, and a bed are in pristine condition. Furniture, dishes and accessories round out the displays.

The Curator and crew have spent countless hours revamping old cases, bringing in new cases and decorating all to show off this great collection.

The Model Railroad fan is not neglected. A collection of rolling stock, engines, carriages and wagons, is displayed at the rear of the museum, together with a operational model railroad layout.

Also in the collection is a case full of antique Hot Wheel Cars. Toys of yesterday are on display for all to enjoy a trip down memory lane.

"Along the Yellowstone Trail"