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KANSAS CITY TOY/MINI AND NELSON -ATKINS MUSEUMS

A tour of two Kansas City museums, with lunch at the Nelson-Atkins museum.
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Thu., Feb. 7, 2002, 8:30am
Location: Meet at the Lied Center
The Toy and Miniature Museum is for children of all ages. Located in the 1911 former home of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Tureman, the museum houses a large collection of antique toys and folk art, combined with exact scale miniature houses, rooms, furniture and musical instruments. The fine craftsmanship used in making the miniatures, and the imagination shown in the toys, are extraordinary. Some of the toys were made to teach 19th-century children the skills they would need growing up and some toys were just for fun. There are teddy bears, dolls and furnished dolls? houses to be seen, and in the transportation room there are displays of toy trains, cars and airplanes. We will take a one-hour tour and then board the bus at 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at Rozzelle Court in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Tasty dishes and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Museum volunteers will be available to carry trays to our reserved tables.

At 2:00 p.m., we will enjoy a docent-led tour of the Nelson?s internationally-known Asian art collection. Afterward, take time to explore other works of art and to browse in the bookstore. While we are in the Nelson, we can learn about the progress of the unusual underground parking garage now being constructed.

We will be back in Lawrence by 5:30 p.m.

Space for this event is limited to 40 members.
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