Toys in Yooperland opens this weekend

Toys in Yooperland opens this weekend

MARQUETTE —  It may be nice to a see a throwback post on Facebook, or an image of a special toy or game from your childhood. But how about seeing those once again in person? Here’s ABC 10’s Sarah Mac to tell us how.

You may be able to see some toys and games from your childhood and maybe some that are older starting this weekend when The Marquette Regional History Center opens their Toys in Yooperland exhibit. This special exhibit will have toys and games dating from the Victorian Era to the late twentieth century. You can see how they have changed, or stayed the same – you may even learn something new.

Curator Jo Wittler says, “I think that we all can kind of reflect on, you know, what play does in our lives, and we all continue to play whether it’s games, or electronic games, or video games, and this just kind of opens up the possibilities, and looking at and thinking about why we play and how we play.”
To kick off the special exhibit, the history center will be hosting a game day for Saturday at the Center. This open house style event is included in the cost of admission, and will provide plenty of different types of games to try out. Some of the games include table hockey, Marquette–opoly and different wooden games. There will also be opportunities to learn “unplugged” snow day games, and much more.

Museum Educator Betsy Rutz says, “We’ve also got a scavenger hunt tomorrow. So that’s a great way to see an exhibit and let’s say you walk into an exhibit, it’s a little bit overwhelming there’s so much to see, the scavenger hunt is a great way to see yourself through that exhibit and notice things you may not have otherwise noticed.”
The special exhibit is open until April 16th.

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