The Museum of Russian Icons Presents: "Toys, Trinkets, and Treasure: The Story of the Nesting Doll"

Wednesday, February 16:30—8:00 PMWallace Community RoomLunenburg Public Library1023 Massachusets Ave., Lunenburg, MA, 01462

Laura Garrity-Arquitt from the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton will visit us to talk about the history of the Russian matryoshka dolls and bring a selection of dolls for visitors to interact with after her lecture!

An iconic shape, vivid colors, and a whimsical face - for over a century, the matryoshka doll has captured the interest and delight of adults and children alike. They are recognized worldwide as the quintessential Russian souvenir and provide a fascinating glimpse into the many facets of Russian culture. From the doll's humble beginnings as a children's toy to a collectible work of art, this program explores the doll's evolution, emphasizing the folktale and storytelling dolls. 

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