Toy Stories explores the history of children's toys from the 1940s to the present.
This online exhibit shows that toys not only reflect important trends in economic, social, and cultural history, but they also contribute to and reflect the personal histories of those who play with them.
"Toy Stories" was an exhibition presented at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison in 2006-2007. In preparation for the exhibition, more than fifty notable Wisconsinites contributed their recollections of favorite toys and the memories they evoke of family, friends, holidays, birthdays, and childhood recreation. These celebrity stories, along with user submissions, are available for you to browse.