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Come One, Come All, to the
UFDC - Region 11
“Learning Room”

December 2-3, 2023
Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg, MD

Delve into the enchanting world of dolls at UFDC Region 11's "Learning Room". Whether you're a seasoned collector, a curious newcomer, or searching for that spark of nostalgia, we have something for everyone!

Free Educational Sessions

Saturday, December 2

  • 🕑 2:00 pm: Ali Andrewski presents "100 Years Of Madame Alexander Dolls" – A century of charm, class, and craftsmanship.
  • 🕝 2:30 pm: Beth & Ben Savino take you on a journey with "Steiff - 'It All Began With An Elephant Pin Cushion in 1880'" – Discover the origins of the iconic Steiff collectibles.
  • 🕒 3:00 pm: Brian Taggerty on "The Care And Feeding Of Composition Dolls" – Essential tips to maintain your timeless treasures.
  • 🕞 3:30 pm: Vicky Hoff Forbes & Deborah Johnson delve into "The History of Black Dolls" – A poignant look at cultural representation in doll-making.

Sunday, December 3

  • 🕛 Noon: Sandy Hohne presents "How To Restring ... Anyone?" – Master the delicate art of doll restringing.
  • 🕧 12:30 pm: Jennifer Kohn Murtha celebrates "The First 25 Years Of BJDS" – Relive the evolution of Ball-Jointed Dolls.

Free To All Attending!

Come immerse yourself in the history, artistry, and magic of dolls! Bring friends and family along for an unforgettable experience.

🎉 Mark your calendars for a weekend of delightful learning and fun! 🎉

Note: Schedule subject to change. Stay tuned for updates!

United Federation of Doll Clubs

The United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) is a non-profit organization with the goal of being the foremost in research, education, conservation, collecting, and appreciation of dolls.

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