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Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s  February 24, 2017 — September 4, 2017

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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.

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

  • Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 804.358.4901.
  • Admission is free for children under the age of 18.
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