Cornwall Public Library

Barbie: An American Icon

Barbie: An American Icon

Thursday, March 21 @ 6:00 PM

Barbie – An American Icon: Women’s History Month

In the 1950s children could only play with baby dolls. There were no adult dolls. Then Ruth Handler decided to invent a doll with adult features. The doll named Barbie was a “Teen-age Fashion model.” Barbie could be dressed in a variety of fashion outfits and she lived in a “Dreamhouse.” She had a boyfriend named Ken and drove a Corvette convertible. Barbie’s careers included doctor, astronaut, pilot and even a matador. Learn how the world’s most loved doll came to be.

Scheduled as an in-person adult program (not a movie) and will switch to Zoom ONLY in the event of inclement weather. Registration opens February 1st via the library website. Zoom link forwarded if needed.