2017 Santa Rosa Doll Show Information

We invite you to sell your dolls at our show!
Call Kitti at 707 326 0322 for information.
UPDATE, OCT 29, 2017: YES, We are having a Doll Show!
The Redwood Empire Doll Club has been sponsoring a Doll Show for over 30 years at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa, California. For 15 years we have used our show to fund raise for the Living Room Center, a day shelter for homeless women and children, who more than ever need funds to help assist the newly displaced fire victims. This year the 2017 show came dangerously close to being cancelled because of the Sonoma County fires. For three weeks the building we rent for our show has been used as an evacuation and distribution center for fire victims but last Thursday the Red Cross found better housing for the displaced, closed the evacuation center at the Veterans Building and the thousands of donated items were moved to other locations. So the Vetrerans Memorial Building has returned to normal operations, all the roads are open that lead to the building and the show will go on as planned.
In the spirit of #Sonomastrong, this year we are not charging our normal admission. Instead we are simply asking attendees to donate what they can to the Living Room Center in Santa Rosa.
We hope doll friends and their families will support our community by coming to the show. Three of our doll friends lost their homes--our past president of Redwood Empire, a couple that have plans to reopen Ruthies Doll Museum in Willets, California, and a paper doll enthusiast who meets regularly with many club members. All of our members had either family or friends that lost their home and escaped with their lives. Several of our members had to leave their homes due to evacuations. It has been very stressful on the entire county so we really look forward to a fun event that we have been planning for a year. We hope the community at large will come out to share our hobby and support the Living Room Center..

Our Doll Show brings together collectors and experts who exchange information about antique, vintage, modern and miniature doll makers and artists. We are a charter club of United Federation of Doll Clubs (also known as UFDC.) We promote research, conservation and history of dolls. Much of this research correlates with Women's History in fashion, business and childrearing.  We also fundraise for The Living Room in Santa Rosa, CA with our Helper Tables at the Doll Show.


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Doll Exhibit "Dolls and Their Stories" at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, CA

Between May and October of 2014 Redwood Empire Doll and Study Club and Independent Spirits Doll Club sponsored a Dolls and Their Stories Exhibit at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, CA. More than 5,200 visitors saw the exhibit!
Sharpsteen Museum

You should make a connection with a doll before buying it. There's no way to get that unless you touch and feel a doll.

Past Doll & Toy Show

The Redwood Empire Doll and Study Club had a spectacular 2011 show. Thank you to everyone who came. YOU made the show special! We did not have a doll show in 2012, 2013 or 2014.

Our event was inside the large auditorium at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue in Santa Rosa. There was plenty of free parking. The venue is directly across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Admission to the public was $6. The club sponsored a Helper Table during the show with proceeds helping The Living Room, a day shelter for homeless women and children.

We welcomed doll, doll related and collectible toy dealers, hobbyists and sellers.   Our contact is: santarosadollshow@gmail.com 

The Redwood Empire Doll and Study Club meets for lunch on the 3rd Saturday of the month except for July and December with a meeting and program after. In December we have a special Christmas Luncheon. Our membership varies between 25-30 members. Our members are from Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Bodega, Guerneville, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Windsor and as far away as San Rafael and Lake County. We are affiliated with United Federation of Doll Clubs ( UFDC ) and are in Region 2N. We actively seek new members and welcome guests to our general meetings. Please email santarosadollshow@gmail.com for information.