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Toys from the Attic

When we were children, toys were the center of our universe. They accompanied us on our adventures, comforted us when we were scared, and taught us important life lessons. Tattered and battered, they are eventually retired to closets, attics, and basements, but they continue to occupy a special place in our memories. More than mere playthings, toys are cultural artifacts that symbolize the social values and technological advances of our society. And, most importantly, they help children navigate the complicated path to adulthood.

Join us on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 7:15 p.m., as we welcome Laura Taylor, Curator of Interpretation at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, who will discuss the significance of toys in the realm of material culture. This free program will take place in the Governor Fifer Courtroom on the Museum’s second floor.

This discussion is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s temporary exhibit, Pedal Power!, which features dozens of pedal-powered vehicles from the Bruce Callis Pedal Car Collection. Pedal Power! is sponsored by State Farm.

Exhibit-related Program


Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:15 pm



McLean County Museum of History 200 North Main Bloomington IL 61701 3098270428

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