Cleveland Miniaturia Society, Inc. (CMS) was founded in Cleveland, Ohio on April 18, 1971 as a non-profit organization.
It is the second oldest scale miniature club in the world.
We are a Charter Club of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME C-066).
We provide a supportive and social atmosphere to promote interest in scaled miniature dollhouses, furnishings and accessories.
Our members represent all skill levels, from collector to beginner to advanced artisan.
Membership is opened to adults age 18 and older, although consideration is given to younger persons when accompanied by an adult.
We offer opportunities for participation in activities and classes to learn and to share individual talents and knowledge in 1", 1/2" & 1/4" scale miniatures. Monthly meetings feature a project taught by an experienced member to highlight a skill or technique.
Activities include picnics, holiday parties, visits to view members' collections, trips to museums, specialty shops, miniature shows.
Members have also restored dollhouses for the Western Reserve Historical Society and Clague Museum.
Members have constructed a scaled miniature operating suite to help hospitalized children understand and become more comfortable with their hospital stay.
Members have exhibited at the Cleveland Home & Flower show, the Cleveland Garden Center, Festival of Trees, the Cuyahoga County Fair and the Shaker Historical Society Museum.
Annual Dollhouse and Miniature Show and Sale
Cleveland Miniaturia Society, Inc. (CMS) sponsors an annual dollhouse show and sale in mid October.
Begun in Cleveland, Ohio in 1971, it is the longest continuous scale miniature show in the United States.
Scale miniature artisans, manufacturers and dealers from around the country present their products for purchase and enjoyment.
Each year, a raffle at the annual Dollhouse and Miniature Show and Sale benefits a local charitable organization.
Organizations benefiting from this raffle in the past have included: Ronald Mcdonald House, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Providence House, Aluminum Cans for Burned Children's Camp, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Achievement Center for Children Camp Cheerful, Cleveland Foodbank, Cleveland Animal Protective League, WAGS 4 WARRIORS, and services for Domestic Violence victims in Cleveland in 2017.