UFDC Regional Directors

UFDC Region 10

Illinois, Wisconsin


Rhoda Wade

Rhoda Wade

Regional Director

ufdcrd10@ufdc.org

I reside in south eastern Illinois, on an eighty acres hobby farm, with my husband Jim. We currently raise miniature donkeys and are looking to add chickens to our menagerie.

I have collected antique dolls for over 30 years. During that period, my interests have changed. I began with a collection of German dolly face dolls and then German character dolls, before moving to French fashions and most recently French Bebes.

Early in my collecting, I ventured into the resale of dolls and have been a doll dealer for over 25 years, operating a doll shop and doll hospital for 15 years. During this period, we also promoted several Doll Shows, the most recent being the "Doll Lovers Weekend" in New Harmony, Indiana.

We closed our shop in 2019 in order to travel and spend time with our grandchildren. However, with the onset of Covid, our travel plans had to be put on hold. Given this, I decided to use my time to pursue my love of dolls through becoming a Regional Director of UFDC. I look forward to forging new friendships and learning more about others with similar interests.



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