Monday, June 23, 2008

Doll Coincides with Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary


Every little girl needs a dolly to play with! And what better way to mark the historic significance of the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg than by doing so with a token china doll, Miss Lydia Webb, and all of her era-appropriate clothing and accessories from the 1850s. Miss Lydia Webb will be auctioned off just before Pickett’s Charge on Sunday, July 6.

Designed after the popular Jenny Lind doll in the mid-1800s, Miss Lydia Webb is a token of living history. Made and donated by Sherry Riley, the doll comes equipped with underclothing, dresses, an apron and cape, a locket, parasol, and a tea set, all made or donated by Sherry Riley. The doll also comes fitted with an authentic reproduction crinoline ‘Cage’ made and donated by “Needle and Thread,” a doll-sized quilt made a donated by Jill Coleman, a knitted shawl made and donated by Patsy Hartnett, a wicker trunk donated by Bob McIlhenny, and a coupon for a grand ball gown, donated by Maggie Abbott and Samantha Rife of “LaBelle Femme.”

Raffle tickets for the doll will be sold during the At High Tide reenactment June 28-29, the JEB Stuart reenactment July 3, and during the weekend reenactments of the Battle of Gettysburg July 4-6. Raffle tickets for the doll can also be purchased during business hours at the Conservancy’s office at the Ag Center, located at 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, or by calling 717-334-2828. Tickets are $5.00 each and all proceeds benefit the Land Conservancy of Adams County, a member-supported nonprofit land trust with the mission of preserving the rural lands and character of Adams County.

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