The toy exhibit opened January 5, 2001, at the Nebraska State Historical Society's Nebraska History Museum, 15th and P streets, Lincoln. Nebraska Toy Stories showcased a selection of toys dating from the 1860s through the 1960s grouped by theme. Cars, trucks, planes, and baseball equipment featured prominently in a display of boys' traditional toys, while girls' favorites included dolls, tea sets, toy stoves, and cookware. Seasonal items were on display, too, with sleds and ice skates for winter and sand and water toys for summer. A rocking horse, play desk, and stuffed toys recreated the feeling of a 1930s playroom while a slinky, skateboard, and Fort Apache stockade set recalled the Atomic Age. Museum visitors could also try out Victorian toys and games in a hands-on area.
Nebraska Toy Stories continued through December 28, 2002, at the Nebraska History Museum, 15th and P streets, Lincoln. For more information on this exhibit, contact the Nebraska History Museum at 402-471-4754 or 800-833-6747.
Toy exhibit photos
Nebraska History Museum