'Magical Toyland' Opens Friday at Healdsburg Museum

This year's exhibit features Nydia Goode's "extraordinary" dollhouse.

“Magical Toyland” is coming to the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society, bringing the wonderful world of make believe to the holiday season. 

a differently-themed toy exhibit, suitable for children and adults alike.  Visitors to the gallery this year will discover a miniature winter wonderland, a Victorian-era child’s bedroom on “The Night Before Christmas,” as well as many other toys and games from the 1860s to the 1960s. 

The highlight of this year’s exhibit will be Nydia Goode’s extraordinary dollhouse, all decked out for Christmas.  This stunning dollhouse is exquisitely detailed, fully furnished and remarkable in every way, down to the tiny deviled eggs on diminutive china plates in the dining room. 

Nydia, a long time Healdsburg resident, has been collecting finely crafted miniatures to adorn this dollhouse for 70+ years, so it is truly special.  The resulting miniature world showcases Nydia’s imagination and creativity.  The Museum will also be displaying her “Seasons of the Dollhouse” throughout the coming year.                                            

This year’s “Magical Toyland” exhibit will also feature some “hands-on” toys and activities, because it’s hard to bring children to a toy exhibit where they can’t touch anything!

Plan your next visit to the museum during their Holiday Open House on Friday, Nov. 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. or during their

The Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society is located at 221 Matheson St.  Admission is always free. 

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