Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of these popular toys capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life.

Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s is a playful traveling exhibit developed by the Minnesota History Center. Not only does this exhibit exude FUN with its themed rooms filled with games and toy treasures, but it also encourages visitors to play and let their imaginations run wild.

Don’t be pokey…come to the History Colorado Center to reminisce and play!


This exhibition was organized by the Minnesota History Center.