Plastics and Progress
April 17, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Baby Boom Toys
Toys always reflect their historical context and, as in every other era, the playthings of the 1950s and 60s mirror the attitudes and activities that surrounded them. The growth of suburbia, the rise of TV, and the pervasive worries about nuclear war all influenced the toys we remember—such as Davy Crockett coonskin hats, Barbie houses, and Howdy Doody puppets. Step back into the not-so-distant past with The Strong Museum’s curator Chris Bensch, and discover some surprising connections in the toys, games, and dolls that Baby Boomers cherished.
- Free: Registration is requested