ABOUT THE HOUSE
Cherie and Ric Gorden opened Aunt Gertrude's House
and Sister's Doll Hospital in 1997 in the beautiful
DeSteiguer building downtown, in Historic Guthrie
Their business is named for Cherie's Aunt Gertrude
(Zigler) who for many years was an antique dealer and
collector of fine antiques in Oklahoma City.
Her house was filled with wonderful things and along
with Cherie's grandmother Mattie, the ladies always
had something delicious baking in the oven as a
The Gordens have recreated this welcoming ambiance at Aunt Gertrude's House.
You'll be greeted at the door by Mattie G, invited for coffee or tea and offered a
taste of Cherie's homemade shortbread.
Aunt Gertrude's House features a wide variety of gifts and accessories and a
gallery, celebrating American Craft and Fine Art including jewelry, glass, wood,
paintings, pottery, collage and sculpture.
In addition you'll discover a room filled with antique dolls and Steiff mohair
animals to add to your collection.
Sister's Doll Hospital, located within the shop, is an integral part of Aunt
Gertrude's House. Sister's is a family trade going back almost 60 years.
Cherie's father Luther Woodard was a master at restoring fine antique
porcelains. Aunt Gertrude and Mattie Woodard restored, repaired and costumed
antique dolls. Cherie learned unique and delicate techniques from her family
and stands today as a respected expert in these highly sought after skills.
She lectures and appears at antique forums and often speaks to civic groups
who are interested in porcelain and antique doll restoration. The Sister's Doll
Hospital provides a fascinating and delightful glimpse into a most unique art.
The Gordens are dedicated proponents of preservation and active participants
in the Historic Guthrie community. They are continuing to work on restoring their
beautiful building and are recipients of the Foucart Award for excellence in
preservation and restoration given by The Logan County Historical Society.
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