Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eads, who now reside in Berne, Indiana, have donated Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, a wooden bench, and two chairs which are now on display in the meeting room at the museum.
Moretta Eads made these dolls, along with several other sets, about 20 or 30 years ago. She has given some to their grandchildren and has also sold some of the dolls.
When Moretta’s brother, David Harshman from Rochester, Indiana, saw the dolls sitting on the floor at the Eads’ home, he decided that was not the best place for them. On a later trip to his sister’s house, he brought a wooden bench and two wooden chairs which he had made as a surprise for her. The legs of the bright-colored chairs are made to look like pencils.
We thank Moretta for this donation which will be preserved as a part of Jay County’s heritage
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