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Museum participates in Festival of Trees
The Indiana Historical Society once again hosts the Festival of Trees. Ninety-two elaborate trees – a dozen more than last year – are packed into the building, creating a winter wonderland to del...
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The Only Night of the Year. Join Us Dec. 7.
Join us on Saturday, December 7 for Miniatures by Candlelight from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is the only night of the year the museum is open. We turn off the ceiling lights so that the rooms ar...
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New donation of dolls to our permanent collection
The Museum is grateful to receive donations of dollhouses, dolls, and miniature accessories throughout the year. We would like to highlight a recent donation from the collection of Nancy Keegstra of ...
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The Museum is the place to shop for dollhouses
It’s that time of the year to think about buying a special someone a dollhouse. We have both pre-made dollhouses ranging in price from $75.00 to $300.00. We have kits available that start ...
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Current Exhibit: Our Favorite Hobbies
Our Favorite Hobbies exhibit opened yesterday. The exhibit features scenes of our favorite pastimes - everything from gardening to fishing. (Close-up of Jane Graber's Pottery Studio) Featured ...
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New Exhibit: Our Favorite Hobbies
Opening on Wednesday September 11, 2019 is a new exhibit called Our Favorite Hobbies. The exhibit features scenes of our favorite pastimes - everything from gardening to fishing. Featured ar...
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Dollhouse and Miniature Show coming to Westfield
All miniaturists and miniature enthusiasts are invited to Three Blind Mice Dollhouse and Miniature Show taking place on Sept. 13 and Sept. 14, 2019 at the Westfield Lions Club. The hours on Friday, S...
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Museum awarded another Indiana Arts Commission grant
We are proud to announce that we have received a FY20 Regional Initiative Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission made possible by appropriated funds from the Indiana State Legislature in conjuncti...
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Opportunity to see huge collection of miniature books
On August 11, members of the public have an extraordinary opportunity to see one of the largest collections of miniature books in the world. The Miniature Book Society Conclave XXXVII will be at t...
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October workshop to be run by famous miniaturist
For more details, visit our events page.
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New Exhibit: Transplanted, A Video Game with Miniature Sets
On exhibit now until mid-December 2019 is a video game created by two Ball State University MFA graduates Emily Thornton and Ben Fulchar. Using miniature sets, Transplanted is a stop-motion video...
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New exhibit about the American West
We announce the opening of exhibit This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Two of Us: Scenes from the American West in Miniature. [caption id="attachment_1078" align="alignnone" width="300"] First Bank of...
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Our Shop is Full of Miniature Wonders
The Museum of Miniature Houses has one of the best shops for miniature accessories and furniture in the Midwest. There is never an admission fee to browse in our shop. We have fruits and vegetables,...
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Miniature Book Making workshop on June 29
The Museum of Miniature Houses is pleased to announce a new workshop, taking place Saturday, June 29, 2019. Award-winning miniature artisan Marti Icenogle will teach several bookmaking techniques i...
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Phone line is still down at the museum
We're so sorry but our phone line is not working and won't be until next week after the Memorial Day weekend. It's a chicken-and-the-egg situation regarding a downed tree and the line that had t...
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Electrified Dollhouse for Sale
We have a well-built dollhouse with wonderful details on the exterior for sale. This three-story house is electrified throughout and has a fully furnished kitchen and bookcases included. Dimensi...
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Museum closed May 17 due to storm damage
Due to storm damage from yesterday, we regret to post that the museum will be closed on Friday, May 17. We do expect to have our power back for Saturday but we suggest that visitors call the museum...
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A most popular activity — our scavenger hunts
Did you know that the Museum offers three types of scavenger hunts to help our visitors navigate the thousands of items we have on display? They all have questions about displays in each of our seven...
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See Our New Room Lighting
Thanks to a Heritage Support Grant from the Indiana Historical Society, our exhibit rooms look fresher, more professional, and more focused on the displays themselves than ever before. This is becaus...
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Hamilton County Tourism Awards “Tourism Gives” Grant
The Museum of Miniature Houses proudly announces that it has been awarded a $1,000 grant by Hamilton County Tourism. As they express in the award letter, Thank you for all you do to support...
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The Museum has a You Tube channel
Did you know that the Museum has a You Tube Channel? Go to YouTube.com, search Museum of Miniature Houses, select the listing that has the round photo of the front of our our building, and you wi...
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New Season of Artists and Performers
In 2019 we proudly present the 26th year of the museum and the fifth year of the Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship series. Our audiences enjoy demonstrations and performances of creativ...
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Museum closed Friday February 1
Again, due to severe weather conditions, the museum will be closed Friday, February 1, 2019. The weather will be great for outings during the weekend, however. We are open Saturday from 11-4 pm an...
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Museum closed Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, 2019
The museum will be closed Wednesday January 30 and Thursday February 1 because of severe weather conditions. We do not want to encourage anyone to go outside unless necessary. We plan to reopen o...
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Small Doses: Medicine in Miniature offsite exhibit
Check out objects from our collection on loan to the Indiana Medical History Museum for this exhibit Small Doses: Medicine in Miniature, which runs from January 12 through April 27. Miniature highlig...
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Museum receives Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation grant
The museum proudly announces that it has been awarded for the first time a $2,000 operating grant from The Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation. Nicholas and Marguerite Noyes established the...
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See Our Tiny Tree Houses in the Festival of Trees
Enjoy the Tiny Tree Houses tree made by the Museum of Miniature Houses at the Indiana Historical Society's Festival of Trees. Our tree is in the board room on the fourth leve...
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Museum Installs Free Library
The Museum proudly announces that it has installed an exterior free library for anyone's use. The library is located on 1st Avenue SE on the side of the museum. The museum's address is 111 East Main...
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Museum Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
On September 13, the Museum of Miniature Houses held a reception to celebrate its 25th anniversary and to launch the Founders Exhibit. The exhibit comprises miniature works made by the museum's three...
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Visits Are Free On Museum Day
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to ...
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Our shop is full of great miniature accessories
The Museum of Miniature Houses has the best miniature shop in the area. We are constantly replenishing our inventory and have a separate DIY closet full of wood pieces, connectors, and other essent...
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Michael Janosky creates landscape painting at museum event
Michael Janosky, an oil painter of Indiana landscapes, was the featured artist at Wednesday's Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship. Here's the painting he created at the museum, apart from som...
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INDIANA ARTS COMMISSION AWARDS A FY2019 REGIONAL INITIATIVE GRANT TO THE MUSEUM OF MINIATURE HOUSES
The Museum of Miniature Houses proudly announces it has been awarded a second Arts Organization Support grant made possible by appropriated funds from the Indiana State Legislature in conjunctio...
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Indiana Historical Society Awards Another Grant
IHS Proud to Award Grant to Museum of Miniature Houses Carmel, Ind.—Upgrades are coming to the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel thanks in part to a $6,800 Heritage Support Gr...
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Museum of Miniature Houses is awarded grant from Indiana Historical Society
The Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel is thrilled to announce that the museum has been awarded a Heritage Support Grant of $4,982.20 from the Indiana Historical Society to install/upgrade/repair ...
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2018 is the museum’s 25th anniversary
The Museum of Miniature Houses proudly announces that in 2018 it will have been open for 25 years. Two special events are planned to celebrate the anniversary. The first is the Founders' Exhibit, wh...
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Don’t miss our Annual Attic Sale
Here are some among the thousands of items available to crafters and miniaturists at our Annual Sale on Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to 3 pm. It is a great opportunity to buy miniature accessor...
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Next workshop takes place April 28, 2018
The Museum of Miniature Houses is pleased to announce our next workshop on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Beginner miniaturists will learn how to make houseplants, a suitcase, perfume bottles, non-worki...
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Collier Dollhouse for Sale
For sale: Collier six-room dollhouse with attic. Price is $60.00 The house measures 3'3"W x 2'4"H x 21" D and is electrified. Please call the museum at 317-575-9466 with interest or email info@mus...
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Museum to Host 13th annual Carmel High School Minumental Competition Winners
The Museum of Miniature Houses hosts winners of the 13th annual Carmel High School Art Department Minumental Art Competition. Department chair Jennifer Bubp explained, “This year's theme is ‘Kindn...
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Special Japanese Girls’ Day exhibit on February 24
Hinamatsuri, also known as Doll Day or Girls' Day, is celebrated in Japan on March 3. This festival is a special day to honor young girls. The hinadan, like the one featured in the accompanying photo,...
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Museum receives City of Carmel Arts Grant
The museum proudly announces that it is a recipient of a 2018 City of Carmel Arts Grant. The museum, located in Carmel's Arts and Design District, is a significant contributor to the city's cultural ...
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Museum closes for annual maintenance; reopens Jan. 24
The Museum of Miniature Houses will be closed this year for annual maintenance from January 8 through January 23. This is the time when our fabulous volunteers painstakingly dust every piece of minia...
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Museum receives CICF grant
We are proud to announce that the Museum has received a grant from the Legacy Fund Board of Directors to support our Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship series in 2018. The Legacy Fund is a ...
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Another dollhouse for sale just in time
A beautiful bright blue decorated dollhouse is available for sale from the museum just in time for the holidays. $200.00. Please call the museum at 317-575-9466 during open hours if interested. ...
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Vote for our Gingerbread House in the Scavenger Hunt
The Museum of Miniature Houses proudly participates every year in the City of Carmel's Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt. This year is the 9th annual event. Begin the hunt at All Things Carmel, 110 W Main S...
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See Museum’s Mini Tree at Festival of Trees
For the first time, the Museum is participating in Indiana Historical Society's annual Festival of Trees, a Hoosier holiday tradition. Eighty trees, each uniquely themed and decorated, adorn the hall...
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Dollhouses are perfect gifts for the holidays

Want a wonderful gift for someone special this holiday season?  Shop at the Museum.  We have many completed dollhouses and a kit for sale at substantially discounted prices and to fit all budgets...

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Welcome Our New Collections Manager

The Museum of Miniature Houses is proud to announce that Caitlin Rogers has joined the museum staff as its full-time Collections Manager. The Collections Manager position is in charge of record-kee...

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New Exhibit: Miniature Art by Ella Reulbach

Now on display is our most complete exhibit to date of miniature art by Ella Reulbach. Ella specializes in miniature scenes that come out of everyday life, like kids on a basketball court, a servic...

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Welcome to Our New Site

Welcome to our newly designed web site, made possible by a grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development to redesign our web site. We have added many new features to our new site, including ...

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Heritage Support Grant Award

We are thrilled to announce that the Museum has been awarded a Heritage Support Grant to purchase archival supplies according to best practices and standards for collections management and storage....

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