American Girl Doll Company not only visited the museum to conduct research while its new doll, Lower East Sider Rebecca Rubin, was in the development phase, but it's offering a tour of 97 Orchard's Confino family apartment on August 10th.
Visitors will meet for lunch at American Girl Place on 5th Avenue, and then head down to the neighborhood where Rebecca's background story is set (much like Victoria Confino, who grew up in 97 Orchard, Rebecca's parents are early 20th century Jewish immigrants). More details here; scroll down to New York History Tour.
In other Rebecca Rubin news, we're raffling off the new doll at the museum shop - so make sure to pick up your ticket before July 31st.
-posted by Liana Grey