Okay, I admit, my wife dragged me into the museum. I've never had dolls nor wished for any and I'm not about to start a collection now, but this place was fascinating. Not just for the dolls themselves, many which dated back to the 1700s, but for the displays themselves. Each setting placed the doll into a historical context that was large on atmosphere and moodiness. The place was alive with light and shadows and textures and colors. I could have stayed all day and got many more shots if I'd had the time.
Personally, I can't wait to return. The museum is open by appointment only; contact number is 785-562-3029 or 785-562-3103. It's located across the street from the historic Koester House Museum, also well worth a visit.
Note: cameras are technically not allowed so be sure to ask permission before tripping the shutter.
I don't care if Arnold Schwarzenegger considers me a "girly-man," I loved the place.