Event Location: The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History is located inside the Boynton Beach Mall in Boynton Beach, Florida
Mailing Address for check payments: Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History P.O. Box 6127 Delray Beach, FL 33482
Bus Transportation for attendees to the 2011 Barbie Convetion: For attendees to the 2011 Barbie Convention, complimentary bus transportation will be provided, both ways, to the Ken is 50 Party at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. 3pm is boarding time at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for transportation for MLFH. Your advance ticket purchase for the Ken is 50 Party at MLFH in Boynton Beach reserves your space on the bus.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 4:15pm to 7:15pm, the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) will host a Ken is 50 Party and book-signing for Jef Beck of Cedars Rapid, Iowa, who wrote the book I Love Ken: My Life as the Ultimate Boyfriend. Jef Beck owns the largest collection in the USA of Ken dolls and Ken clothes. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ken doll, and to commemorate the National Barbie Convention, the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History will be hosting the party and book-signing on July 26th at the MLFH facility in Boynton Beach, Florida. Some of Mr. Beck's prized Ken dolls will be displayed in the exhibit for the July 26th celebration.
Tickets are $35 per person; $30 per person for MLFH Members; and $15 per child for children age 3 to 17; Free for children under age 3. Books will be sold separately by Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the event. Tickets can be purchased on-line at
Pre-payment is strongly recommended because space is limited.
Fees include an all-you-can-eat buffet sponsored by Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Donnie's Place Southern Restaurant, Le Petit Pain French Bakery, The Village Taven and PRP Wine International. Other activities for the July 26th celebration includes beauty and grooming tips and demonstrations at the event by the new Sephora of JcPenney; gift bags, music, unlimited access to view exhibits at MLFH and Shopping Night at the Boynton Beach Mall. For more information, click here or call: 561-243-2662.
Bus Transporation for attendees to the 2011 Barbie Convention:
For attendees to the 2011 Barbie Convention, complimentary bus transportation will be provided, both ways, to the Ken is 50 Party at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. Your advance ticket purchase for the Ken is 50 Party at MLFH in Boynton Beach reserves your space on the bus. For more information about the bus transporation, click here.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.
A Brief History of Ken!
Ken is 50! The Ken doll was introduced by Mattel on March 11, 1961 as the boyfriend of Barbie, the Teen-Age Fashion Model. He is two-years younger than his gal-pal Barbie. Ken Carson was named after the son of the Mattel company co-founders, Ruth & Elliot Handler, who was named Kenneth. Although the Ken doll was introduced on March 13, 1961 at the New York Toy Fair, Mattel is celebrating the birthday on March 11th.
He has been the first and only true love of Barbie. When Ken arrived 50 years ago, he was featured with flocked (fleeced) blonde or brunette hair, and he wore red cotton swim-trunks, cork sandals and carried a yellow terry-cloth towel.
The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History in
Boynton Beach , Florida is celebrating 50 years of Ken in its Barbie: History, Fashions & More exhibit. This exhibit has been modified from its original display that opened in year 2009 for the 50th birthday of Barbie. The Ken doll and his history are chronologically integrated in the Barbie exhibit.
The Barbie exhibit features numerous Ken dolls, his clothes, friends and family members along with more than 100 Barbie dolls, clothes and accessories from more than twenty collectors who are from throughout South Florida and Canada. The Ken dolls are on exhibit now and will be showcased all year.
The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) is located inside the Boynton Beach Mall (inside Mall in North Wing) at 801 N. Congress Avenue , Boynton Beach , Florida. . 561-243-2662. MLFHMUSEUM.org
Refund Policy: MLFH is a non-profit organization as designated by the IRS. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds are available. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend the event, the ticket can be applied as a credit for another MLFH program or event.