Rose O'Neill Museum



Satry Smiles


The Hugers


David O'Neill

Welcome to the Rose O'Neill Museum

dedicated to

America's First Women Cartoonist

and creator of the Kewpie Doll

The Museum was built to preserve the memory of Rose O'Neill, artist, author, illustrator, sculptress and cartoonist (June 25,1874 to April 6,1944).


The public is invited to learn about her life and works. On display are original art, books, Kewpie Dolls, china, Jasperware, silverware. lamps, automobile mascots, Ho-Ho's, postcards, ice cream advertisements and much more.



Bonniebrook Rose's original home in Missouri

completely burn down a year after her death

Last revisted March 2013