Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-07 14:19:50 –
Danville, Ky. (LEX 18) – A museum celebrating all miniatures is bouncing around Boyle County.
The Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville opened on Wednesday after the owner was closed for 15 months by a pandemic.
The building is miniature, but the memories are not for the founder and curator of the museum.
“It’s just a place where people can have fun,” said Lori Kagan Moore, who first opened the door to the museum in 2008.
Fast forward to 2021 and it will reopen them a second time.
The pandemic forced it to close in March last year to keep the community safe.
“This museum is organized like a maze,” said Kagan-Moore. “Walking around is like being in a maze. There was no 6 foot wide walkway.
In a typical year, around 5,000 visitors come to see the exhibition. With over 200 buildings, each room has a detailed history lesson.
“It’s like watching a little piece of history unfold,” she says.
This year, parents like Katie Knoll who brought twins for the first time.
“My 6 year old has never been there before, so I wanted to take every little miniature and every little thing to see everywhere,” Knoll said. “They are so cool! “
Kagan-Moore was their age when she became interested in miniatures.
Currently, she considers her museum to be one of the few museums in the country devoted to dollhouses.
“People say they are completely surprised to come here every day. They didn’t think it was that big. They didn’t think it was that big. She says.
So, even if the people and the furniture are small, the joy of taking back is enormous.
The museum has adapted its opening hours since its reopening. You can visit from Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.