2022 Creepy Doll Contest

What began as an innocent perusal by a volunteer in search of interesting artifacts to post on social media became a media sensation in 2019. Nine doll "contestants" were selected from the History Center's collection of artifacts, and the Facebook and Instagram Communities were invited to 'like' the doll they found creepiest. By All Hallow's Eve, staff were fielding messages from around the globe. 

This year's theme, Cult Classics, combines our Creepy Doll Contest with an exploration of local theater history and cinema history more broadly. Each doll has chosen a starring role in a cult classic film of yesteryear to take you on a terrifying trip down memory lane! 

Come to the History Center today to see the dolls on display, take selfies with previous year's winners, and learn more about our local cinema scene from year's past.  In person voting at the exhibit is available until October 28, 2022.

Don't forget to visit us on social media to learn more about each doll! And when you've found your favorite, vote online to help us determine which of our dolls IS THE CREEPIEST OF THEM ALL.

Creepy Doll Cocktail Party

Our month-long event will culminate in an evening of celebration at the Rochester Art Center on October 29th, where we will host our Creepy Doll Cocktail Party event. Be there when we announce the winner of this year's contest! 

Be sure to get your creeptastic tickets at the Rochester Art Center the  night of October 29, 2022, if you don't have one already purchased.

$35 non HCOC members  and $30 for HCOC members. 

Special thanks to First Alliance Credit Union and Altra Federal Credit Union.