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Minis Magnified Issue No. 55 Daneway House

Our Museum’s History Gallery is filled with artifacts that seem to breathe; their wooden frames and faded paper skins are saturated with untold memories of touch, sounds, and smells. These small houses and miniature rooms are repositories of the past, acting as three-dimensional studies of cultural trends and human ingenuity. Many of the pieces have…
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Diamonds are Forever Travels from The Museum of Ventura County to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in January 2015

Tucson, Ariz—December 15, 2014- A new temporary exhibit, Diamonds are Forever: The Incredible Journeys of World-Famous Diamonds & the People Who Owned Them, will be traveling from the Museum of Ventura County to be exhibited at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona from January 27 through April 19, 2015. [caption id="attachment_7216"…
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Minis Magnified Issue No. 54 Bliss Houses

It’s hard not to feel the warm glow of nostalgia during the holiday season, when traditions which have been passed down through generations are once again celebrated with loved ones and friends. For those who celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah, this time of year also brings swells of generosity, manifesting in kind deeds, thoughtful words, and…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 53 Great Hall

Peter Westcott’s Great Hall (1983) captures the immense, airy space of early Tudor halls in a way almost inconceivable on the small scale. He magnificently recreates the high, arch-braced hammerbeam ceiling, drawing the eye upwards to the heavens in architectural wonder. The long, dark timber of the floor draws the gaze inward, just as the…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 52 18th Century Violin Maker’s Shop

W. Foster Tracy, known as Tracy to his friends, was a well-known American miniaturist who specialized in making miniature instruments, primarily string instruments. This piece is titled 18th Century Violin Maker’s Shop, and it is registered as number 2 of 6 identical works which he constructed in 1979. The subject of this piece is a…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 51 Fairy Caitlin

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is bustling with visitors as we celebrate our 5th anniversary. The staff have been reminiscing over many joyous memories, the creative solutions to new challenges and pride in our continuing development of educational and inspirational programming. It is the perfect time to reflect upon the original dreams of…
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