Toys and Dolls Exhibit and Play Day

A new Exhibit will be displayed at the Dubois County Museum beginning Thursday, February 24, 2022. It is temporary, so you do not want to miss it! The New Exhibit is called Toys and Dolls and will be here till the first of November, 2022. That sounds like a lot of time, but it will be gone quickly if you do not stop in to see it.

The Museum’s Exhibit team has begun collecting some favorite toys and dolls from the collection and are enjoying getting them ready for the opening. Collected so far and being readied to be displayed in the temporary exhibit area between the Sports and Military sections at the museum (and we get to drop some names here) vintage toys such as trains, marbles, toys of war, Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, dominos, teddy bears, Mr. Potato Head, Legos, Troll dolls, roller skates, Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, Crayola crayons, Little Golden books, Cracker Jack, Lincoln logs, Barbie, Mickey Mouse, tops, chess, checkers, Slinky, playing cards, abacus, jack and kites. The team stresses that toys children play with today have a history or roots that go way back. Toys have changed somewhat over the years, but are still enjoyed today. Be sure to check the museum’s Facebook and Twitter pages to see the collection of these toys and the dolls being added to the exhibit.

The museum is inviting Mothers (and grandmothers, babysitters, family members) with preschoolers, area preschool classes and children at heart to visit the museum on Thursday, February 24 and Friday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days for a Play Day.

Museum volunteers will be adding to the Little Pioneers Play Area playground some of our Storytime games and play sets and inviting young visitors to come in and play and have some fun. The playsets will be stationed in Room Three and Room Two to spread out the play site. Be sure to register for prizes and giveaways while you are there.

Also, check out the Scavenger Hunts available. A special I Love hunt will direct visitors to famous people and things located in the museum. And, beginning on February 24, a special Where’s Waldo will send you on a hunt to find the hidden pictures of Waldo


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