Inside Dartmouth’s Happy Face Museum

In the ’80’s, Debbie Powers found God and he brought her a happy face.

“God came into my life, and he brought the smiles,” says Powers, who over the past 30 years has accumulated quite the collection of happy face miscellany.

Powers is a dog groomer by trade, but on the side she is Mrs. Happy Face.

Powers curates the Happy Face Museum, located at 22 Wentworth Street, in downtown Dartmouth. In a garage built by her husband to house her various collections, Powers has what might be the largest collection of the iconic yellow-and-black happy faces in the world.

The doors are open on Saturdays to the public (admission only costs a smile) all summer long.

Through the rest of the year, Powers is glad to show the museum by appointment.

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