What Your American Girl Doll Says About the Rest of Your Life

No matter what you may or may not think of the American Girls Dolls they have always helped little girls learn about American history and material culture. But, it seems, they have more to teach us.

Check out this guide to understanding What Your American Girl Doll Says About the Rest of Your Life.



About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

3 responses to “What Your American Girl Doll Says About the Rest of Your Life

  • museumsaskew

    I had the Kirsten doll, and now my preference for prairie skirts and passion for butter churning all make sense.

  • disorderpodcast

    Very interesting post. I always enjoy reading post that are both thought provoking and humorous, but unfortunately (or fortunately I guess….since I am a guy) I never had an American Girl Doll.Overall though I have really enjoyed this site! If you don’t mind, could you check out my blog? Over at http://thedisorderpodcast.wordpress.com, we try to mix humor with a variety of other categories. I hope this doesn’t sound like spam (it is so hard to ask for feedback without it sounding like spam!), but I would really appreciate your opinion on the blog. I hope I haven’t wasted too much of your time, but I really enjoyed this post and just wanted to let you know!

    (Posted by Jim)

    • T.H. Gray


      While we’re glad you enjoyed this post, we kinda wish it was one of our original pieces. Still, like all museums we’ll take every visitor we can get.

      And we’re always happy to take a look at a fellow history geek’s work. Unfortunately, some of it might be lost on us. No one here at the AHS has played a video game since Atari 2600s were cutting edge.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      T.H. Gray

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