In this part of the web-site, we want to profile as many of the pioneers in the field of American
folk toy-making as possible. This year we are featuring George Rice from Nashville, Indiana.
George is a true pioneer in the research and development of truly authentic American folk toys.
He has been researching and developing American folk toys for over 26 years, beginning in 1973.
George's current folk toy business, Homestead Folk Toys, is located in Nashville, Indiana in historic Brown County and now serves an international base of folk toy lovers. Homestead Folk Toys
is a crafter and distributor of historical folk toys, classic games, homestead crafts and folk music.
Homestead Folk Toys began as a family-owned business and still conducts business in that same friendly spirit today. Homestead Folk Toys services museum shops, craft guilds, Waldorf and Montessori schools, homeschool groups, and privately-owned shops.
George has researched and developed such classic folk toys and games
as the Climbing Bear, Native American Corncob Darts Game, the
Handkerchief Doll, Five Stones, Marble-shooter and many more.
George has been researching and developing American-made folk toys for
over 26 years, beginning in 1973. When George decided to found
Homestead Folk Toys, he used the product research, development,
and design techniques that he had perfected with his previous folk
toy business. Indeed, he developed a methodology of research that
has been copied by many.
You can visit George Rice and Homestead Folk Toys at
We invite you to check back often as we continue to
add to this site.