National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
5235 Oak Street
Kansas City MO 64112
Contact Information
Address 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112-
Telephone (816) 235-8000
Email mundtc@toyandminiaturemuseum.org
Mission Statement

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures’s (T/m) mission is to educate, inspire and delight adults and children through the museum's collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. T/m exhibits and preserves one of the largest toy collections on public display in the United States and the largest fine-scale miniature collection in the world.

At a time when museums housing collections of our type are closing nationwide, we are working to improve our interpretation and education to share the history of the common experience of playing with toys and the growing art form of fine-scale miniatures with a local and national audience. The museum is a portal to the past, a chronicle of the ways that our imaginations have served us over time. Children of all ages at all income levels have engaged in play across generations; the museum is a place for visitors to find common ground across generations, genders, and lifestyles. Our collection invites reminiscing, analysis and discussion; it is a vehicle for building connections.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jamie A. Berry
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Gauthier
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1980
Former Names
Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $717,532
Projected Expenses $717,462
Statements
Mission Statement

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures’s (T/m) mission is to educate, inspire and delight adults and children through the museum's collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. T/m exhibits and preserves one of the largest toy collections on public display in the United States and the largest fine-scale miniature collection in the world.

At a time when museums housing collections of our type are closing nationwide, we are working to improve our interpretation and education to share the history of the common experience of playing with toys and the growing art form of fine-scale miniatures with a local and national audience. The museum is a portal to the past, a chronicle of the ways that our imaginations have served us over time. Children of all ages at all income levels have engaged in play across generations; the museum is a place for visitors to find common ground across generations, genders, and lifestyles. Our collection invites reminiscing, analysis and discussion; it is a vehicle for building connections.

Background Statement

The Toy and Miniature Museum opened in 1982. The museum started with 7,000 square feet of exhibit space and two full-time staff in the former Tureman Mansion, leased from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. In 1985 the museum's founders Mary Harris Francis and Barbara Marshall formed the Toy and Miniature Museum Foundation, donated their personal collections, and undertook a major fundraising effort to build an addition onto the original building. After the long-term loan of an extensive marble collection in 2004, a second addition added 12,000 square feet. In 2014, the museum became The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures and began a major renovation to improve the museum climate and reallocate the building’s existing square footage to better serve the needs of the collection and visitors. Before renovation, the museum had 33,000 square feet of exhibit space with an annual attendance of approximately 25,000 visitors.

T/m’s toy collection is broad in scope, and the sheer volume of materials makes it one of the largest museum toy collections in the United States. The collection is particularly strong in dollhouses, dolls, transportation toys, stuffed animals, housekeeping toys, and toy shops and kitchens from 1870 to 1930.

The museum’s collection of fine-scale contemporary art miniatures is the largest collection of its kind in the world. It includes freestanding structures, room settings, and some of the finest examples of decorative arts and material culture, in terms of artistry, quality of workmanship, and uniqueness. Created by master craftsmen and artists, they often are one-of-a-kind or limited-production pieces, and encompass a number of subjects including history, science, and mathematics. The museum primarily collects items in three scales: 1” to 1ft; ½” to 1ft.; and ¼” to 1ft.

The museum’s temporary exhibit areas have featured Barbie in 50 Years with America’s Favorite Fashion Doll, and a local toy art in Trash or Treasure? The Strange Items and Curious Artifacts of Just Colcord. Two new temporary exhibit galleries will feature pedal cars and Japanese Friendship dolls when the museum reopens. The museum will be open to the public year-round from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Sunday, closed Tuesdays.

The majority of the museum's current income is from the endowment, museum store sales, admission fees, memberships, and donations. The museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and receives no state or federal funding.

Impact Statement

The museum’s first public capital campaign raised $9.7 million to improve the museum’s climate to meet collection preservation standards; augment the endowment to provide funding for education and acquisitions; and, improve exhibitions and interpretation. As of November 1, 2014, the museum has $60,000 left to raise.

The museum closed on January 6, 2014 and will reopen in early 2015. T/m is a world-class museum that builds a fresh and relevant future on the strong foundation of the founders’ original intent, using storytelling and unique interactive experiences to bring out the curious nature and sense of imagination in every person, every time they visit.

With a dedicated staff of eight and a core group of volunteers, the museum achieved the following goals in 2014:

  • Collections: Staff relocated the collection to an temporary storage location and picked up collection donations from across the United States.
  • Exhibits and Programming: T/m worked with West Office Exhibition Design to improve the museum's interpretive experience. Planning began for new temporary exhibit spaces.
  • Organizational Sustainability: Facility renovations are underway.
  • Community Building: Staff increased T/m’s local and national visibility with a special exhibition at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and a community used toy drive for a two-story sculpture.

The staff will be busy in 2015 preparing the museum for reopening:

  • Collections: Staff will return the collection to the museum and prepare objects for installation.
  • Exhibits and Programming: Working with exhibit fabricators to install exhibitions, in addition to planning educational offerings for the museum’s reopening.
  • Organizational Sustainability: Staff will manage the new facility in addition to searching for board members to replace those with terms expiring in 2015.
  • Community Building: Continue to build awareness of T/m locally and nationally. After the museum reopening, staff will engage the community in T/m's offerings.
Needs Statement

The museum’s most pressing needs for support include the following:

Education: Funding for the development and implementation of educational programming to increase awareness of fine-scale miniatures as an art form, increase accessibility to the museum’s collections for a broader demographic, and foster community cooperation and identity.

Exhibitions: Underwriting for execution of the special exhibitions to allow the institution to better use the collection to foster an appreciation for and understanding of antique toys and fine-scale miniatures beyond the collection’s inherent wonder and whimsy.

Volunteers: Additional volunteer staff to assist with research, greeting and orienting visitors, and assisting with program stations.

Service Categories
Museums
Art Museums
History Museums
Areas of Service
International
National
MO
KS
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Platte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

CEO Statement

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures contains a world-class collection of both historic toys and fine-scale miniatures. Our collection appeals to a broad variety of interests including art, architecture, culture, and history. The museum offers a unique venue for generations to explore together and we encourage friends and families to study the pieces and allow their sense of wonder and their critical thinking skills to engage as they reminisce through the toy exhibitions or stand in awe in front of the miniatures. We strive to create an inviting and educational atmosphere that gives patrons a reason to return again and again.
 
Institutions like this are rare. Museums dedicated to housing the history of childhood through toys and artifacts of play are slowly being lost. Additionally, museums of this size and scope devoted to miniature artistry virtually do not exist. The numbers alone increase the notoriety of our museum as a national institution. Our continued growth will be a benefit to Kansas City. Currently, patrons visit the museum from across the globe; 42% of visitors come from outside of the Kansas City metropolitan area. We look forward to welcoming local and national visitors when we reopen in early 2015.

Board Chair Statement

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is a unique entity in our community. Under a single roof it combines the essence of childhood at play and its cultural implications, with the finest collection of artisan miniatures in the world—a delight to adults and children alike. With the help of dedicated staff, strategic leadership, and an enthusiastic board, we have addressed pertinent issues that have enabled the museum to remain relevant as an institute of childhood history and as a unique art form, even in a weak economy. We have undertaken to clarify our message as a museum with improved branding strategies and communications. As a board, we have worked to build a multi-year strategic vision for the future and to ensure the protection of these collections for years to come. We recognize the importance of building on the founders' vision to enhance the museum's role in the community and to increase that involvement and support. As the current chairman of the board, I feel personally drawn to the museum and honored to be asked to serve what I know to be the finest institution of its kind. Long before I joined the board, it had been one of my favorite places in Kansas City. I have always taken friends and visitors to see it. I am constantly inspired by the passion, dedication and generosity of the founders to share such treasures with the community and to benefit the cultural life of this city. And I remain committed to helping to ensure its future.
Programs
Description

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures seeks to educate, inspire, and delight museum visitors and members about the historical and cultural significance of toys and miniatures with a variety of innovative educational and programmatic strategies. Through on-going programming, museum educators use the collection as a gateway to learning, inspiring and cultivating contemplation, curiosity, imagination, analysis, and discussion.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museum Education
Population Served General/Unspecified, Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short-Term Success

The museum desires to increase accessibility to the collection for a larger demographic by offering collections-focused programs with a hands-on workshop component, such as the summer’s annual hands-on activity series, the miniature artist-in-residence series, and family free days. During these educational programs and events, visitors gain an appreciation for and understanding of the difference between antique, historical toys and fine-scale, contemporary art miniatures.

Long-Term Success

Through programming, the museum strives to assist visitors in understanding and appreciating the art of the imagination inherent in the collection. The museum’s education staff desires to share these lessons with an increasingly diverse museum audience in order to break down race, gender, and cultural barriers in the Kansas City community using the common ground of play and toys.

Program Success Monitored By

Success will be measured by attendance and membership rates; repeat visitation by existing members and guests in both guided tours and on-going programming; an increase in community recognition in the form of visitation, membership, donations, volunteers, partnerships, and sponsorships; positive feedback from program participants and museum visitors; and an increase in individual interaction with the organization in terms of newsletter registrations, repeat visitation, and volunteers.

Examples of Program Success

Before closing in January of 2014, for the second year in a row, the museum’s annual free Back to School Day welcomed almost 1,000 people to the museum for hands-on activities that encouraged engagement with the collection and conversation amoungst multi-generational groups. A majority of the visitors had never been to the museum.

Description

The museum has more than 72,000 artifacts in its collection. Museum staff strive to achieve the institution’s mission to educate, inspire, and delight visitors by using the collection to foster an appreciation for and understanding of antique toys and fine-scale miniatures beyond the collection’s inherent wonder.

The museum presents special exhibitions highlighting aspects of our collection and other collectors’ assemblages, with an emphasis on exhibitions with a multi-generational appeal. Each exhibition includes educational, interactive, and contextual elements, in addition to supplemental programming. Currently, the museum has a backlog of exhibition ideas; underwriting support is needed to create these temporary exhibitions, including two planned for the museums reopening: Messengers of Goodwill: The 1927 Friendship Doll Exchange and Pedal to the Metal: Pedal Cars and American Car Culture.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museums
Population Served General/Unspecified, Adults, Families
Short-Term Success

T/m seeks to be a portal to the past, a chronicle of the ways that our imaginations have served us over time and our material culture has shaped and reflected our lives. Children of all ages, at all income levels have engaged in play across generations. The museum is a place for visitors to find common ground, reminisce, analyze, and discuss. Short-term success includes visitors’ understanding of the difference between antique toys and fine-scale miniatures, as well as an increase in corporations and community organizations seeking to partner with the museum.

Long-Term Success

Long-term success of the museum’s exhibitions will be marked by

  • Visitors’ appreciation for and understanding of the difference between the antique, historical toys and fine-scale, contemporary art miniature collections.
  • Inspiring the passion of collecting within museum visitors and imparting the importance of proper preservation and storage for future enjoyment.
  • Creating future generations of collectors.
  • Inclusion as one of Kansas City’s top 10 places to visit.
Program Success Monitored By

The museum tracks attendance, revenue, donations, and requests for membership information. Those are then compared to special exhibition and non-exhibition periods to determine the success of exhibition topics and provide guidance for future exhibitions. Interactive experiences in the temporary exhibitions allow for visitor feedback; these qualitative responses provide insight into visitor enjoyment of an exhibition.

Examples of Program Success

The museum’s most recent temporary exhibition, In the spring and summer of 2013, the museum featured a local artist in Trash or Treasure? The Curious Items and Strange Artifacts of Just Colcord. Colcord crafts figures and “toys” out of found objects. Many of the objects on exhibit at the museum were also featured in Colcord’s stop-motion films. The exhibition not only increased attendance, but also introduced the museum to a new demographic during its run, which included two free Adults-Only Nights.

With underwriter assistance, the museum hopes to continue fulfilling its mission by improving current interpretation, presenting new exhibitions, increasing visitor enjoyment, and building the museum’s audience and community support.

Description

The museum collection provides unlimited educational possibilities for adults by encompassing a number of subjects including history, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, science, and mathematics. The fine-scale miniature collection is an illustration of our material history, simultaneously demonstrating human innovation, craftsmanship, and ingenuity while challenging viewers’ concept of what is possible and stimulating critical thinking skills.

Toys are the product of the evolutionary social construction of childhood, stimulating imagination and creativity, while also reflecting education through play by teaching children adult skills and societal expectations; emulating cultural norms and mores, including commentaries on race, ethnicity, religion, politics, and world events from the time in which the toys were created; and documenting the hopes, dreams, technological advancements, economic successes and failures of a society. Through these subjects and more, the museum will continue to foster an adult audience with targeted programming.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museum Education
Population Served Adults, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success

Program short-term success will be gauged by achieving status as a study resource for art, art history, architecture, and material culture students at local educational institutions and beyond; the development of an appreciation of fine-scale miniatures as a contemporary art form; and the dissemination of a passion for collecting and the importance of proper preservation and storage for future enjoyment.

Long-Term Success

Long-term success includes achieving status as a resource for the cultivation of creativity and imagination; developing partnerships with other arts and culture organizations in the community, garnering support and introducing new adult audiences to the institution; and becoming a resource for miniature artists, toy collector and enthusiast communities and their associated organizations, and local colleges and universities.

Program Success Monitored By

Program success will be monitored by an increase in individual interaction with the organization in terms of newsletter registrations, repeat visitation, and volunteers; and positive feedback from program participants and museum visitors.

Examples of Program Success

The 2012 Miniature Artist-in-Residence program, featuring Lee-Ann Chellis Wessel, successfully attracted adult visitors to the museum and enthralled those who arrived without prior knowledge of the program. Over 1,100 adults enjoyed the program and exhibition of the artist’s work. Many adults interested in pursuing art, and miniature art in particular, attended the program’s events. One woman sat with Wessel in her in-gallery studio for two hours watching her work and picking the artist’s brain for instructional and bibliographic resources. Another young woman stopped by during a college visit to see the accompanying exhibition and discuss art schools with Wessel.

In preparation for renovations, the museum decided to postpone the 2013 Miniature Artist-in-Residence program until the museum has reopened. At that time, we look forward to premiering new miniature room settings and welcoming artists Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers to Kansas City from the United Kingdom to talk about their work.

CEO Comments

The museum's collection is strong in depth and breadth. We are striving to create on-going programming for our core audiences, including multi-generational families, adults, school-aged children, and tourists. The programming will create context and help our guests explore the many facets of our collections. As a museum with a relatively small budget and staff, our biggest programmatic challenge is having enough resources. With the Midwest's largest toy collection and the world's largest miniature collection, we have the potential to provide exceptional interpretation and educational programming. However, we currently lack the funds needed to expand. Additional funding would allow us to increase the frequency of changing exhibitions and program offerings for all ages.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Jamie A. Berry
Term Start Sept 2005
Experience

Berry has an EMBA from the Bloch School of Management at University of Missouri - Kansas City and has worked in both for profit and non-profit organizations. She brings over 25 years of experience in operations, management, sales, and marketing, and teaches leadership as an adjunct professor at UMKC.

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Roger A Berg Jr.Jan 1993 - Apr 2005
Terri Clamons Jan 1992 - Jan 1993
Senior Staff
Title Curator
Experience/Biography

Dobbins received her M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program at the State University of New York. She has worked in various capacities of escalating responsibility and expertise in the museum industry for 16 years. Dobbins is a noted speaker and author in the field and has vast experience from participation on numerous boards and committees.

Title Museum Educator
Experience/Biography

Taylor is pursuing a M.A. in Art History from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and received a B.A. in History from Friends University. Her 18 years of experience in history and museum capacities includes Director of Tourism and Visitor Relations at Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C. and Historic Interpreter at Historic Mount Vernon.

Title Community Development Coordinator
Experience/Biography

Mundt received a M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program at the State University of New York and a B.A. in History and Business Administration, Marketing Concentration from Truman State University. She has completed a Fundraising Certificate from the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Her 6 years of professional experience in all aspects of art, history, and science museums includes institutions in Kansas, Missouri, and New York, as well as presentations at local and national conferences.

Staff
Full-Time Staff 8
Volunteers 41
Contractors 5
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
American Association of Museums - Member1985
American Association for State and Local History2011
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Midwest Travel TreasureAAA Missouri2004
World's Largest Marble TournamentGuinness World Record2008
Certificate of ExcellenceTripAdvisor2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

The museum continues to mature and we are now realizing the impact of our evolution. With the expansion of the board, hiring of professional management and staff, and the adoption of professional museum standards, the museum has put itself on the path towards long-term sustainability. We are currently beginning another chapter of growth as we work toward aligning our physical structure and layout to match the ideas and possibilities the staff and board recognize we can achieve. While it is exciting, it is stressful for the staff to maintain balance with meeting today's needs and planning for the future. Yet is it is a joyful process full of promise and we are pleased with how far we have come over the past few years. But even more, we look very forward to where we are going!

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Gauthier
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term May 2013 to Dec 2015
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Murray Blackwelder University of Missouri - Kansas City
Ms. Rita Cortes Community Representative
Mrs. Sherry Forsee Community Representative
Mr. Scott Francis Francis Family Representative
Mr. David V. Francis Francis Families Representative
Mr. Vincent Gauthier Community Representative
Mr. William A Hall Marshall Family Representative
Ms. Julie Kemper Foyer Community Representative
Mr. Jim Large Community Representative
Ms. Sarah Lugg Regan Community Representative
Ms. Barbara Marshall Honorary Board Chair
Ms. Margaret Silva Marshall Family Representative
Mr. Bob Simmons University of Missouri - Kansas City
Ms. Kim West Community Representative
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 93%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 7%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Marketing
Human Resources / Personnel
Collections
CEO Comments

After an outside review of the museum in 2004-2005, the board elected to increase its size. Previously composed of two members of each of the founding families and two representatives of UMKC, the board expanded to include community representatives in 2006. The secretary and museum's executive director also sit on the board, but are non-voting members. In 2012, the board began to enact its strategic plan, which included a further expansion of the board with a focus on community members and diversity. Five new members bring the board total to eleven voting members. The new members represent strategic needs of the institution, from marketing to architecture and facilities, and expertise in the museum collection, including an artist and well-known toy collector.

The board terms vary due to the founding family representation. The bylaws state that each founding family will have two representatives appointed by the families. Those designees serve at the will of the families, so no true term limits exist for those members. The rest of the board serves an initial three-year term with the ability to renew for a second term.

 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2014
Projected Revenue $717,532
Projected Expenses $717,462
Endowment Value $12,449,350
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4.3%
Audit Documents
2013 Audit
2012 Audit
2011 Audit
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,734,657$1,645,520$1,233,805
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$23,001$23,726$24,407
Investment Income, Net of Losses$476,377$176,997$331,826
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$90,026$88,051$246,227
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$809,983$861,650$797,283
Administration Expense$226,365$223,770$199,103
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.241.781.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%79%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$28,188,206$16,741,944$12,961,966
Current Assets$12,872,656$2,601,459$1,599,012
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$49,771$66,995$109,761
Total Net Assets$28,138,435$16,674,949$12,852,205
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities258.6438.8314.57
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGreater Kansas City Community Foundation $1,159,638Greater Kansas City Community Foundation $1,100,175 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $100,000Individual Donor $100,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountH&R Block Foundation $100,000Individual Donor $100,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose The capital campaign is raising money for three areas: building renovations to improve the museum climate, primarily replacement of the HVAC system; increasing the endowment for collection acquisition and outreach funds, in addition to general operating support; and creating new interpretation and exhibitions through a master plan and phased exhibition schedule. This is the museum's first public capital campaign raising support from the local and regional community. The funds raised to date include generous contributions from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, H&R Bloch Foundation, Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, William T. Kemper Foundation, Sosland Foundation, Sunderland Foundation, Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, and Atterbury Family Foundation.
Goal $9,700,000.00
Dates Oct 2012 to Dec 2014
Amount Raised to Date 9640000 as of Oct 2013
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

The main source of operations for the museum comes from the endowment, entrance fees, and donors. The board has identified the need to grow our annual budget to support programming, a more robust exhibit schedule, and marketing of events. In the last year, the board and staff have been working to implement a plan designed to increase the museum’s income. The plan’s strategies include growing the endowment, community fundraising, underwriting for exhibits and programming, and participation in grant programs. The board worked diligently to prepare the institution for the upcoming renovations that are the result of strategic planning processes, which uncovered the need for changes to the museum building as well as interpretation and exhibition.

Foundation Comments
  • FY 2013, 2012, 2011:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990-PF.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes contributions from individuals.
Organization Name National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Address 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Primary Phone (816) 235-8000
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jamie A. Berry
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Gauthier
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1980
Former Names
Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City