Raggedy Ann’s 100th Birthday!
Friday, August 28 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Raggedy Ann was "born" in Norwalk, from the mind of Johnny Gruelle, an American artist, political cartoonist and writer of children’s books.
Gruelle lived nearby in the Silvermine section of Norwalk from 1910 to 1931. As one legend goes, he drew a face on a worn rag doll’s fabric for his daughter Marcella. The Raggedy Ann name was conceived by combining the titles of two poems by James Whitcomb Riley - The Raggedy Man and Little Orphan Annie. Johhny wrote and illustrated more than 40 Raggedy Ann and Andy books.
The Norwalk Historical Society has generously lent its collection of Raggedy Ann and Andy memorabilia, including original dolls, books, a lunchbox and more for a special exhibit at Stepping Stones in celebration of Raggedy Ann’s 100th birthday.
Join us and listen to a bedtime story in your PJs, meet Raggedy Ann, enjoy story-related activities throughout the museum, explore the special exhibit memorabilia and get your face painted like Raggedy Ann or Andy. Space is limited, registration required. Early registration available until August 26.
Members $10/person, non-members $15/person.
After August 26:
Members $12/person, non-members $17/person