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posted: 6/27/2012 8:25 AM

'Dunton Dollies Go to the Circus' exhibit open

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  • "Effanbee Majorette" is one of the many dolls on display with a circus theme.

      "Effanbee Majorette" is one of the many dolls on display with a circus theme.
    Courtesy of Arlington Hts. Historical Society

Submitted by the Arlington Heights Historical Society

The Arlington Heights Historical Museum's new doll exhibit, "Dunton Dollies at the Circus" in the Banta House is now open.

Featured are some of the most unusual items from the Martha Mills doll collection -- on display are clowns, elephants, mechanical walking dolls, monkeys, Indians, cowboys, dancing dolls and much more. There is a special grouping of dolls made out of many different types of materials -- seeds, pipe cleaners, sponge, yarn, dish detergent bottle, straw, gourd and coconut.

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"Dunton Dollies at the Circus" is open during museum tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m. Tours begin at the Heritage Gallery, 112 W. Fremont, Arlington Heights, and include walk-throughs of the Banta House, Muller House, Log Cabin and Carriage House on the museum campus. Fee: $4; $2 ages 3-14; under 3 free.

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