Toys of the 50s, 60s, and 70s featured at TRF Public Library

by markjohnson on June 17, 2014

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels.
The names of popular toys from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s capture the craziness, joy and sheer fun of being a kid. Beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories contained in these toys—of the kids who played with them, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and of the people who invented them, packaged and advertised them—reflect the rhythms of American life.

Join Pioneer 90.1 at the Thief River Falls Public Library on Tuesday, June 24 at 7PM for a free presentation from “Toys of the 50s, 60s, and 70s” co-author Kate Roberts.

This event is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


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