Third-graders dress up dolls for exhibition

June 06, 1996|By Howard Libit | Howard Libit,SUN STAFF

Dolls created by a group of third-graders at Bryant Woods Elementary School will go on display this summer at Baltimore's City Life Museums.

The 14 dolls show how clothing has changed since 1900, said Leslie Weinberg, who teaches gifted and talented students at Bryant Woods. They were made by 16 students as part of an enrichment research project.

"The students decided they wanted to learn about the history of clothing in the United States in the 20th century, so they went out and did the research on it," Weinberg said. "At first, they wanted to do a fashion show, but we couldn't find enough clothing, so then we decided to make the dolls."

An explanation of the clothing of the period accompanies each doll. Much of the clothing was created by the students.

The dolls, which are almost 3 feet tall, are expected to become a permanent display at the City Life Museums.

The dolls were displayed during last week's High Tea in historic Oakland manor in Town Center.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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