Summer 2016 Tour #1

Simpich Character Doll Museum
July 7th at 6:30 pm - RSVP


Please check in first at Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave. The tour will be held across the street at Simpich Marionette Theater, 2413 W. Colorado Ave.

PARKING: Metered parking on the street (free after 6:00 p.m.).

TOUR GUIDES: David  Simpich  is an award-winning  puppeteer  based in Colorado Springs Colorado. He has been designing,  building, writing,  and  performing marionettes  since  1984. David has  written  and produced sixteen original plays with nearly two hundred original hand-sculpted actors.



Simpich Character Doll Museum

The tour will be held with David Simpich, who will give us a short history of the Simpich Character Doll Museum, which showcases the intricate  history and remarkable artistry of doll artists Jan & Bob Simpich. Over fifty diorama exhibits carry visitors from the early 1950s where the dolls were made in a tiny cottage in Manitou  Springs through  the mid-2000s where the Simpich Doll operation peaked in artistry and complexity. Many rare and one-of-a-kind figures are displayed, as well as creation processes, unusual memorabilia and family heirlooms.

As a special treat, Mr. Simpich and his team will present a brief show in the Theater. 

Due to fire codes and number  of seats in the Theater, this tour will be limited to first 70 persons who mail in the enclosed RSVP card and payment of $12 ($15 for your guest without  prepaid  pass) by the June 27th deadline.

This Tour will NOT be advertised to the public.




$12 for HPA Members
Guests of Members: $15 (must RSVP)

RSVP Required by June 27, 2016.

If you have questions about this tour, contact:
Sherry L. Neese, Program Chair
Tel: (Evenings)719.638.0166, (Cell) 719.648.4377


This project is partially funded by a State Historic Fund grant awarded from the Colorado Historical Society.