Museum - Dolls and other Caricatures

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Perserving  a small part of history in Holton, KS.
***Museum open during hours that expressions is open.


Enjoy a tour of our doll museum.  Dolls from late 1800 through to today. 

Classic baby dolls,  dolls from other countries, famous people.

View 4 doll houses, designed with great detail. 



Jackie on her wedding day in 1953


Dolls from the Orient


Mary, Mary, quite contrary!

Below pictures of Dr. James Naismith and Frances Pomeroy Naismith

Holton is the birthplace of Frances Pomeroy Naismith, daughter in law of Dr. James Naismith the creator of basketball.


Dr. James Naismith, inventor of basketball.   Holton native Frances Pomerory, born in 1911, married  Dr. Naismith's son , James.

Frances graduated from Holton High School in 1928,  KU in 1932.

On display is a copy of the original rules of Basketball.  The rules were stored in Holton during World War II, when Frances returned to Holton while her husband served in the war.   Also on display is  a baby carriage donated by Ian Naismith,  son of Frances.

Dr. Naismith dedicated Holton's new gym in 1932, in attendance was Phog Allen. 

The doll museum is located on the lower level of expressions.
Dolls featured are from 1890 to today.  There are over 400 dolls displayed.
Special section honoring  Holton Native, Frances Pomeroy Naismith.
The museum is free to view, donations are very much appreciated.
Open Thursday thru Saturday 10 to 3:00

We would appreciate advance notice for groups wishing to tour the
museum.  Call ahead and let us suggest places to eat lunch. 

Expressions * Holton * KS * USA * 66436 Phone:(785) 364-2606 email:

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