Rose O'Neill Museum



Rose O'Neill the Activist

The Hugers


David O'Neill

Welcome to the Rose O'Neill Museum

Women's rights leader working with Eleanor Roosevelt

America's First Women Cartoonist

and creator of the Kewpie Doll

First woman millionaires from her own hard work

The Museum was built to preserve the memory of Rose O'Neill, activist, 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.

Last revisted March 2017



Bonniebrook Rose's original home in Missouri

completely burn down a year after her death