Nutcracker Museum

Bavarian Leavenworth, Washington


February 2016 Nutcracker Museum Newsletter


Wonderful renditions of some of our presidents have been made as nutcrackers.


The  Christian Steinbach workshops in German produced George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in 1992, Theodore Roosevelt in 1993, and Thomas Jefferson in 1996.


Later in 2013 Steinbach produced another Abraham Lincoln dressed in a green cummerbund, hat band and trousers and colorful bow tie. 


The Christian Ulbricht workshops in Lauingen on the Danube produced sturdy versions of George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt.


The Milfords, from the US crafted  Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson.  These differed from German nutcrackers as they did not show their teeth, creating a more friendly look.


Lothar Junghaenel of Mudau, Germany carved Abraham Lincoln to go with the numerous Civil War nutcrackers carved in his workshop.


From the JoWei workshops in Germany's Rhon area are carved figures of George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.


Jimmy Carter has been carved by an unknown American artist, and a prototype was cast in iron by the J.C. Penny Company although it was not commercially produced.


Arlene Wagner, The Nutcracker Lady

Phone: 509-548-4573


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Federal ID #91-2143303

A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization


Contact Us

735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-4573

Open 7 Days a Week
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Nutcracker Museum Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut".

Museum Admission:

Adults  - $5.00  (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50  (Age 65yrs +)
Youth   - $2.00  (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child    - FREE   (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Military & Families - FREE