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Fremont House Exhibit: June 2015 – April 2016

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The Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume, Tucson, Arizona, presents at the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House, an exhibit of material culture from two groups of Tucson residents, the Tohono O’odham and Yoeme (Yaqui). The Museum continues with the presentation of indigenous groups from throughout the state of Arizona, through the medium of dolls. The cultures of these peoples enrich us all!

The Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House, a property of the Arizona Historical Society, is located at 151 South Granada Ave., downtown Tucson, Arizona. This historic adobe home was built in the 1870’s and is open to the public Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Doll Book Campaign


Gayle Castañeda, director of the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume, has created a book about ethnic dolls that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. The book provides a glimpse into the colorful world of ethnic and folk costume from around the globe.

Ms. Castañeda believes the book offers a fun way to learn about other cultures and world geography, through the medium of dolls.

Ms. Castañeda began collecting ethnic dolls in the early 1950’s, and this collection was the impetus for founding the Castañeda Museum. The Museum’s ethnic and folk doll collection now totals over 1000 dolls, thanks to Ms. Castañeda’s personal collection and doll donations to the Museum. Her fascination with these dolls and the love of ethnic textiles inspired her to create this book.

Our editor has estimated it will cost approximately $9,000.00 to print 1000 copies in China, (printing the book in the U.S. would double the printing cost). This amount would cover the actual printing cost ($6,160.00), shipping from China with port fees, customs, etc., ground transportation to Tucson, print to e-book conversion, 6 month publisher’s marketing package to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks to reach a national audience, and the Museum’s marketing and selling of books to museum gift stores and other specialty stores throughout the country.

The Museum does not have funds to cover these costs, and therefore created this Doll Book Campaign to help raise the amount needed for printing/publishing. We are hoping that those who want to help cultivate a more tolerant world and appreciation of other peoples and cultures will contribute to our campaign.



Anyone donating $150.00 and above will be listed in the book itself as a special contributor, although donations of any amount would be appreciated to help us fulfill our goal.

Press the link below for credit card donations. We accept Discover, American Express, Visa, Master Card and PayPal.

To donate by phone call us at: 520-299-4129

To donate by mail send check to:
The Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume
3550 E. Thimble Peak Pl.
Tucson, Arizona 85718-2229
Please print in the check’s memo section: Doll Book Campaign.

The Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
The Castañeda Museum will send formal receipts to all donors.

We thank you wholeheartedly in advance for supporting our campaign.

For more information, contact the Museum at 520-299-4129 or