An article entitled "Where it's Christmas every day" about the Miniature Museum of Merritt is the lead article in the December issue of Rural Arkansas, the magazine of the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives which includes North Arkansas Electric.
The article by Susan Varno (Dolph) describes Edna Merritt's not-for profit museum located at 402 Cranfield Road in Mountain Home. Most of Merritt's 60 fully furnished dollhouses are decorated for the holidays with Christmas trees, presents and Santa on the roof. Her 62 miniature business interiors include Santa's Workshop, a toy store, a candy store and Christmas Tree street.
Among her 2,400 square feet of displays, Merritt has two Christmas villages, a North Pole exhibit and Santa's house. Recently, this 79-year-old great-grandmother had the museum's front porch enclosed so she could display the hundreds of cakes, pies, cupcakes, marzipan and other confections she's created from buttons, beads, poker chips and other found items.
Merritt was recently interviewed on XL 7 TV's "This Week in Mountain Home" for their holiday program.
The Miniature Museum of Merritt is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday by appointment. The museum is wheelchair accessible. The phone number is 870-492-5222.