The House of Lego
Dolly Parton has been the subject of several fictional Lego creations.
Now she’s being honored with an exhibit at the National Museum of American History.
The Lego Museum of America will unveil a “Lego House of Dolly” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum on Thursday.
It will be the first exhibit to feature the doll house, which first debuted in 1983.
“It’s a beautiful home,” said Diane Johnson, curator of the collection.
“Dolly and the house are a perfect match.”
Parton was a big fan of Lego.
She once said, “I love Lego because it’s so versatile and has such a rich history.”
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission.
The exhibit will include photographs and illustrations, and is set to open to the public.
“This is a truly special exhibit that is a celebration of Dollywood, a unique American icon,” Johnson said.
The museum was set up in 1974 after Parton sold the home to her brother, David, who was then an executive at the company that manufactured the house.
She sold the house to her nephew, David Parton Jr., in 1992.
The family built the house, now owned by the Smithsonian, for David Partson.
The home has been on display at the museum since 1998.
“The family is thrilled to be opening the exhibit to the nation’s largest Lego museum, and we are thrilled to partner with the Smithsonian,” David Partons said in a statement.
The National Museum has a large collection of Lego models, including the movie set “The Empire Strikes Back.”
The collection is on display in the National Building Museum.