Since we have been doing a little time travel in the past few days – getting to know Matilda who is from the Tudor age (1540) in England – and rediscovering the power of teaching these historical-based dolls and their stories have, I thought it would be fun to ask you this question today:

Which historical doll would you have most liked to meet?

American Girl Historical Dolls

  • Kaya – 1764
  • Felicity & Elizabeth – 1774
  • Josefina – 1824
  • Marie-Grace & Cécile – 1853
  • Kirsten – 1854
  • Addy – 1864
  • Samantha & Nellie – 1904
  • Rebecca – 1914
  • Kit & Ruthie – 1934
  • Molly & Emily – 1944
  • Julie & Ivy – 1974

The stories, challenges and differences in day to day life may have been different, but I really do think that there is an underlying theme and commonality among girls from all time periods – friendships, family, hobbies, fashion, and fun seem to be pretty common themes. I love that American Girl and other companies like A Girl for all Time are able to help girls of today understand and learn about the important lessons in history through the eyes of girls just like them who grew up in a different time. It is much more relevant and meaningful than much of the history that is presented through textbooks.

So, which character would you have liked to be friends with? Which period in history interests you most? Which character has clothes you like most? Leave a comment below and let us know!