Doll News Winter 2015 - (Page 10)

The 66th UFDC National Convention A DreamCome True Kansas City, Missouri Thursday, July 16th - Sunday, July 19th, 2015 T his summer you are invited to join your fellow doll collectors hub for trade and travel between the east coast and the rest of from around the globe to experience A Dream Come True the True, the North American continent. Kansas City, then called simply 66th annual UFDC convention to be held July 16th to 19th, 2015, Kansas, was an integral part of those activities. Today Kansas in Kansas City, Missouri, celebrating UFDC's City continues to play an important role in past, present and future. industry and leisure. Known as the City of Our convention host hotel, the Kansas Fountains, Kansas City boasts one of the City Marriott Downtown, is located in the largest urban parks, Swope Park, which is heart of the city, adjacent to the Bartle Hall home to the Kansas City Zoo, the Starlight Convention Center, the Music Hall, Folly Theatre, the Lakeside Nature Center, Theater, the Municipal Auditorium and the Kansas City Community Gardens, the Kansas City Power & Light District, Southeast Community Center and many all of which offer numerous shopping and other amenities. Downtown Kansas City dining options for visitors. The Marriott has been undergoing a massive "boom" in has comfortable guest rooms located in renovations and new construction. Near two towers: the Marriott Tower and the downtown, the urban core of the city has a Muehlebach Tower conveniently attached variety of neighborhoods, including historic via an enclosed walkway. Our convention Westport, Ivanhoe, Hyde Park, Squire Park, room rate is $161 per night for single or the Crossroads Arts District, 18th and Vine double occupancy. This hotel offers onsite Historic District, Pendleton Heights, Quality and offsite parking options and all guest Hill, the West Bottoms, and the River Market. Mary Lewis, UFDC's founder, had a rooms have free Wi-Fi. dream. Come celebrate the past, present Two other "near" downtown neighborhoods Modern day Missouri has a long and that are very popular and have unique appeal and future of Mary's dream of a united federation of doll clubs during our proud history. In 1821 when Missouri gained are the Country Club Plaza (or simply the 66th annual convention in Kansas City - statehood within the USA it was a flourishing "Plaza"), south Plaza and nearby Brookside. A Dream Come True. Kansas City, the JC Nichols Fountain by Henri-Léon Gréber is one of the many fountains that grace Kansas City providing a beautiful urban setting for the 2015 UFDC convention. 10 WINTER 2015 The Scout by Cyrus E. Dallin overlooks Kansas City in tribute to the Native Americans who helped open the western trade routes which originated in Kansas City.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Winter 2015

From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
UFDC Conference Calendar
A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Members
A Dream Come True, UFDC’s 66th Annual Convention Information and the 2015 UFDC National Convention Registration Card
2015 UFDC National Competitive Exhibit Early Information
Fundraising Committee Report
Marianna’s Gift: The Hands that Heal
Marianna Original Paper Doll
Wonderful Japanese Kokeshi Dolls
Alien (Heads) or The Invasion of the (Peg Wooden) Body Snatchers
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Family Dolls
Louisa May Alcott, Madame Alexander and the Little Women Dolls
Hepzibah’s Milkmaids – The Dolls of The House of the Seven Gables
A Child A Doll A Portrait
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC Special Exhibit The Wild West
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC Special Exhibit Dianna Effner
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC Antique Competitive Exhibit Part 1
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC Modern Competitive Exhibit Part 1
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC In Appreciation
The Art of Technology
Painted Perfection – The Story of Susan Fosnot
Masquerade - The History of Costume Balls and Fancy Dress
Go Ahead, Make a Scene! Creative Collecting, Part 1
Club Notes
Reviewing Resources
UFDC Awards of Excellence Nomination Information and Form
Doll-ers & Sense
In Our Memories
News & Notes
Member-At-Large Form

Doll News Winter 2015