Join the Festivities at the Eastern National Doll, Toy & Bear Show and Sale!
Come One, Come All, to the
UFDC - Region 11
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
Friday, 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.
Saturday, 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!