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TOYS of the '50s, '60s and '70s
TOYS logo 2016
TOYS of the '50s, '60s and '70s
October 29, 2016 - January 22, 2017

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Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, joy, and 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 these decades back to life. 

Admission to this exhibition is FREE. 

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