The boom of the U.S. toy industry can be tracked back to when soldiers returned home from World War II. The number of babies born drastically increased and homes became more focused on children, hence the emergence of toys. Children will marvel at the difference from today’s toys, the older crowd will reminisce viewing icons of their past, and all will enjoy the often quirky story behind each toy. The toy exhibit was developed by the Minnesota History Center.
Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s will be on display through October 4. Visit History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway, or call 303.447.8679.