Miss Nebraska Doll
and the National Junior Doll Project
National Junior Doll Project
The National Junior Doll Project officially started almost 50 years ago to help benefit the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund. This fund was authorized in 1938 to raise money for DAR Schools. Each year, the National Doll is sponsored by one state organization. State organizations volunteer for this honor. The doll is usually modeled after someone influential from that state or from the DAR in general. Clothes, accessories, and furniture are made or bought by Daughters in the sponsoring state.
Nebraska hosted the 2017 National Junior Doll to raise funds for the Helen Pouch Fund. This project was led by the Nebraska Outstanding Junior Club. Miss Nebraska features many outfits inspired by outstanding Nebraska women such as Willa Cather, Mari Sandoz, Kay Orr, Evelyn Sharp, and many others. She also features many different aspects of Nebraska’s rich 150 year history and culture. The year 2017 is Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial and the goal with the doll project was to have 150 items for the doll to celebrate 150 years.