Bertha’s Dolls

Bertha’s Dolls is a museum dedicated to the lifelong passion of Bertha Baumgartel, a Howard resident, who collected, repaired and treasured thousands of dolls during her lifetime. Dubbed the “Doll Lady of Howard”, Bertha was featured Hatteburg’s People, a state wide show that features the unique people that call Kansas home. Over the year, Bertha’s doll collection out grew her home and moved into the house next door, which was affectionately dubbed “The Doll House”. After her death, her family had a vision; to restore a historic storefront in downtown to display this collection for future generations, and offer doll related classes and events.