For 95 years Doris French collected dolls and accessory pieces for the dolls and now has them on display for the public to enjoy.
There are over 200 dolls which she has dressed in the times they were made, rare antique furniture including wicker baby buggies and dual-purpose high chairs, toys, one of a kind dishes, tankards, tea sets, cruets, demonstration stoves, lamps, and quilts. The French Museum also has an extensive china doll and painted china collection, the workmanship of these should not be missed. There is something at the museum for everyone to enjoy.
The community of Peterson has a number of historic sites for you to visit. You can easily spend a day or more just learning about the history of the area, the development of the community and how life was in the past. Along with that you will be able to see the collection in the French Memorial Museum of toys, dolls and other items from nearly 100 years ago….all in one place!
Open by appointment
Groups as small as 4 or 5 are welcome, but no children under the age of 12.
Free-will donations are gratefully accepted
Phone: 712-295-7472 to arrange tour.
Peterson, Iowa 51047