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Barbie: The History of America’s Most Famous Doll

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


With Leslie Goddard, PhD

No other doll has been played with, analyzed, collected, criticized, and loved more than Barbie. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard will delve into the history of this iconic doll and her inventor, the passionately creative and intensely competitive Ruth Handler. Learn what inspired her to develop Barbie in 1959, and discover how Barbie helped make Mattel one of the world’s most successful toy companies. Goddard will also discuss the impact Barbie has had on American culture throughout the last six decades.

PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE OF VENUE: We're thrilled to partner with Copper Fox for our historical and music programs. Copper Fox is located at 477 S. Third Street, Suite 190, Geneva—in Dodson Place, right across Third Street from our store. Please enter through the courtyard entrance.

The Copper Fox is one of the newest venues in Geneva, brought to us by the owners of FoxFire restaurant. They elegantly host weddings, birthdays, business meetings, and events of all types. The team at Copper Fox has been wonderful to work with, and we're excited to welcome you into their beautiful space.   

This program does not offer a breakfast option. We're working out the details to be able to offer breakfast at future programs.

 $25; ticket includes a shopping coupon for use on the day of the event. 

Doors open at 9:30am. Enter at the courtyard entrance. Copper Fox is located at 477 S. Third Street, Suite 190, Geneva, IL.

In order to be able to continue offering excellent programs at affordable prices, we must adhere to a STRICT two-week cancellation policy. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE EVENT. No exceptions. If you're unable to attend the event, you may transfer your tickets to someone else—they can simply check in under your name when they arrive. 

Registration must be completed online. At this time, we cannot accommodate reservations by phone. For guidance and troubleshooting, see How to Register for Events Online. If you encounter a problem registering online and that post does not help, email [email protected] with the event you wish to register for, the number of tickets desired, and a description of the problem you encountered.



April 4
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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