LOCAL EVENTS

Toys Of The '50S, '60S, And '70S

Category
Art
Date
Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 AM
Place
Virginia Historical Society

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  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Admission: Free for VHS members; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life. This exhibition is produced by the Minnesota History Center.