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'Toyland' exhibit a walk through childhood

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Learn about the most influential construction toys ever made (Erector sets), which Hasbro Co. toy line coined the term “action figure” (G.I. Joe) and the poetic history of one of America’s most beloved dolls (Raggedy Ann) at the new “Toyland” exhibit at the Bartholomew County Historical Society, on display through Jan. 8.

Featuring more than 100 years of toys on loan from Bartholomew County area residents and local vintage toy enthusiasts, the exhibit has everything from the Stereo-graph viewer of the late 1800s (the predecessor to the View-Master) to a Stanlo metal construction kit (1930), the original Mr. Potato Head (1950) and metal clip-on roller skates from the 1970s.

Pick up one of several old-fashioned toys available for purchase before you take off, such as a yo-yo, jump rope set or ox yoke puzzle as last-minute stocking stuffers.

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