Dr. Ruth Has a Dollhouse, Too.

"A dollhouse is not just a toy, it represents wishes," says Dr. Ruth. Photo by Chris Chrisman

“A dollhouse is not just a toy, it represents wishes,” says Dr. Ruth. Photo by Chris Chrisman.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is 88 years old, but you wouldn’t know it when she took the stage Monday night at the National Building Museum to talk about her incredible life, dollhouses, and of course, her career as a psycho-sex therapist, with NPR’s Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg. 

The National Building Museum has the wonderful Small Stories exhibition on display— a selection of the Victoria and Albert’s very best dollhouses and the “Dream House” installation of imaginatively crafted rooms created by American designers and artists.

But why talk to Dr. Ruth about dollhouses?

Stamberg asked Dr. Ruth that question first, and she had the answer right away (not, of course, before cracking a sex joke. She had to start the evening with a sex joke.)

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