Nolan Center first to host traveling story doll exhibit


February 14, 2019

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

The Nolan Center is the first museum to host a traveling art exhibit of 48 "story dolls" that depict life in rural Alaska.

The Nolan Center has a new exhibit available for public viewing. A collection of almost 50 "story dolls" currently sit in glass shelves at the center, depicting life of Alaska natives in the rural parts of the state.

Cyni Crary, with the Nolan Center, said that the doll collection was put together by Jane Niebergall, of Anchorage. The dolls themselves were created by a variety of different artists. The Nolan Center is the first museum to show these dolls, she added.

"She called and asked if we might be interested in displaying them here in our museum," said Jennie Ridgeway, also with the N...

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