Toys of the 50s 60s 70s

Toys from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s capture the joy of play and the pure fun of being a kid. But beneath those iconic names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. These toys—and the stories of the kids, parents, child-rearing experts, inventors, manufacturers, and advertisers they affected—reflect the dynamism of American life.

The TOYs exhibit was develped by the Minnesota Historical Society. The exhibit reached out to all ages and premired at the MNHS and now travels to various venues throughout the country.