Nancy Osgood


A former elementary school teacher and reading tutor, Nancy Osgood continues having a rewarding life now as a volunteer at a number of organizations including the Norwich Historical Society.

Richard Perry / Norwich Historical Society

Dewees Cochran lived and worked in Norwich from 1947 to 1960, where she fashioned some of the dolls for which she is best known – her “portrait,” “look-alike,” and “grow-up” dolls. Life magazine and Vermont Life featured articles about her and her doll making. Eager buyers flocked to department stores in New York and Chicago to purchase them.