Toy stories at the Minnesota History Center

Grab a “cuppa” and prepare to take a leisurely stroll down memory lane (for those too young…….some smiles/giggles?). Audrey’s trek to the Minnesota History Center is worth the read……………………………….

Minnesota Prairie Roots

TOY:Object for a child to play with.

Toys, sign and Twister

If you’re a Baby Boomer, that object may have been Tinker Toys or Lincoln Logs, anything space or Western related, a baby doll or Barbie or perhaps a troll. How about a Tonka truck? Twister or Cootie or Candy Land, anyone?

Toys, promo on wall

The Minnesota History Center’s “TOYS of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s” is a skip down memory lane for my generation. A recent tour of the exhibit, which runs through January 4, 2015, skipped joy into my heart as I spotted toys I hadn’t thought about in years. Sometimes it’s fun simply to forget about today and remember the carefree days of youth. The days of hopscotch and jacks and stick horses and…

Outdoor toys and a play area are part of the exhibit. Outdoor toys and a play area are part of the exhibit.

I didn’t see a jump rope, though, but perhaps missed it.

Oh, the hours sitting cross-legged with Tinker…

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A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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4 Responses to Toy stories at the Minnesota History Center

  1. Thanks for the reblog, dear friend. Glad you enjoy this stroll down memory lane.

  2. witchylin says:

    Oh Boy do some of those toys take me back. Thank you for reblogging it. You sure put a smile on my face.

    • treadlemusic says:

      That is exactly what happened for me and what more perfect time of year for it to happen. I’m so glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!!! Hugs comin’ your direction (as the machines are just a-whirring in my elf-studio annex!!! LOL!)………..

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