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Toys: The Story of Toy Manufacturing in the Central Connecticut River Valley Exhibit Opening Reception
November 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Historical Society’s new feature exhibit Toys: The Story of Toy Manufacturing in the Central Connecticut River Valley examines the development of the toy industry to reveal the technological innovations of its residents, the history of childhood play theory in America, popular culture’s impact on industry, and how both national and international forces impacted the toy industry.
The exhibit opens at the Society, 246 Main Street in Keene, with a reception on Wednesday, November 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A special hands-on play area will be provided for children. The exhibit will continue through April 18, 2020, and then move to Brattleboro, Vermont, and Peterborough, New Hampshire.
The Toys exhibit is a collaboration between the Historical Society of Cheshire County, the Brattleboro Historical Society, The Marlborough Historical Society and many individuals with personal links to toy manufacturing history. Sponsors of the exhibit include Douglas Cuddle Toys, Whitney Brothers, and The Toadstool Bookshop, Keene NH