By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty
During an Indiana vacation, we went to the Children's Museum in Indinapolis. Amanda and Sam, the adopted humans of Hitty Amelia, were members and could go as often as they wanted.
"What was a museum and who would want to be a member?" I wondered silently. Was it similar to an antique shop? I know about antique shops. The "real Hitty" was found in an antique shop and her adventures are chronicled in her book "Hitty, Her First Hundred Years".
Not quite knowing what to expect, I was placed inside Shirley's purse along with her camera and her phone. (We often travel together)
Children's Museum Indianapolis Indiana
Scary Stuff at the Children's Museum
I feel pretty small here!
I saw some interesting and scary things and was happy to learn that we were going to see the Barbie Collection that was on loan from Mattel.
2010 Barbie Exhibit at the Children's Museum
Shirley remembers the first Barbie dolls. She was nine years old and one of her friends received a Barbie doll for Christmas. When she learned to sew, she made Barbie clothes and sold them to her friends.
When her daughters, Nancy and Amanda received Barbie dolls, Shirley started making doll clothes again. Some of our favorite displays are shown below.
Charlotte Johnson designed Barbie's first wardrobe
Unfortunately, I cannot wear Barbie Clothes
Barbie Fashion Shop
Barbie and the Rockers
While we enjoyed and oohed and aahed over the Barbie dolls, the guys with us went their own way. They were more interested in the race cars and trains.