American Girl Dolls are not only beautiful dolls for little girls to treasure, but they are also very educational. Each doll comes with a personal history of their truly American lives. In the original collection, the dolls all came from different eras in American history, which was reflected in their clothing, accessories and other props.
Books about each girl paint an accurate picture of what it was like to live in that time period. The books show how their lives were affected by war or influenced by personal life changes. Felicity grew up amidst disagreements leading to the Revolutionary War, Addy escaped slavery during the Civil War and Molly had to wait for her dad to return from World War II. Kirsten immigrated to America with her family from Sweden in the mid-1800s and Samantha was an orphan living at the turn of the 20th century during the Victorian era.
Their stories are authentic and all the details are remarkably real. Every piece of clothing and each tiny accessory really helps portray them in their respective eras. Today, the historical collection has grown to fourteen dolls from nine eras. The “just like you” dolls can be customized to match girls’ skin, hair and eye color. There are even softer, smaller dolls now for younger girls (ages 3+). American Girl dolls have become a classic American staple and girls can create a collection of dolls, clothing and accessories to fit their interests.
There are even outfits made identical to the doll’s clothes for little girls to wear. And this is where the fun begins! An American Girl Fashion Show will be held in Jamison Hall at The Factory in Franklin, TN on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 to benefit Special Olympics of Tennessee.
The 4th annual event will take place from 1pm-4pm Saturday and Sunday. There will be a fashion show of historical and contemporary fashions (appropriate for ages 6+), refreshments, party favors and door prizes. Tickets are $30 per person, and girls are welcome to bring their dolls (for free!).
According to the website, “Your American girl can join the fun on stage during intermission as a guest model. For an additional $40 donation to Special Olympics Tennessee, she and her doll will walk the runway wearing a special Fashion Show T-shirt, which is hers to keep. Space is limited. To learn more, please call (615) 329-1375″.
Log onto www.specialolympics.org for more information about this great event!