Toys of the Time

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Saturday, the public can experience how it was to be a child during the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Saturday, the public can experience how it was to be a child during the 50's, 60's and 70's. We got a behind the scenes early look at this brand new exhibit at the Colorado history museum. As CK reporters we got to interview two of the people that have been putting this amazing exhibit together. We were told that this exhibit took about a year and a half to set up at the History of Colorado Center. It took about three years to gather all of the toys from these decades. The majority of these toys were gathered in Minnesota.

 Shannon Voirol was our first interview. Her favorite toy was Light Brite which came out in 1967. We also asked why they came out with this exhibit, and her reason was, ¨to help people connect to their childhood memories¨. Some of the toys that she introduced us to where, Light Brite(1967), Barbie(1959), Hot Wheels(1960's), GI Joe, and Buck Rodgers.

We also interviewed the Director of Public Relations Deborah Radman. She has been working with the museum for about a year now. One question that we asked her is what was her favorite toy as a kid was. She replied,¨I loved Barbie and Mouse Trap¨. Her job is based around inviting the press and the media to get an early look at the exhibit, which will draw the public.

We also tried out a toy trivia which all the adults will kick butt at. There is also a Nerf Garage which is basically Nerf dodgeball. As well as the trivia and Nerf Garage there were living rooms for each decade, decorated to look like those at the time and one was designed to look like a Barbie house.

This exhibit will certainly educate kids on what the 50's, 60's and 70's toys looked like.