After building a dollhouse with her ten grandchildren, Meredith Michener of High Point decided in 1990 decided to continue the craft. She went to Seattle to study with a nationally renowned miniaturist and learned to use tools she had no experience with. Over the years she has constructed thirty intricately designed rooms. Each one required a month to ten months to complete. In 2001 she donated her rooms, now known as \"Meredith's Miniatures,\" to the High Point Museum where they are a permanent exhibit. It is considered one of the largest collections of its types made by one person in the country.