Current Special Exhibits
Building blocks encouraged creativity in boys
This toy was made by J & E Stevens Company of Connecticut
Open January 18 Through
May 27, 2013
Little girls playing with toy soldiers? Nonsense!
Little boys sewing samplers? Ridiculous!
What it means to be a child and grow into an adult has changed drastically throughout history. This special exhibit, which features items from the museum's Pennsylvania German collection, explores how society viewed childhood by examining children's clothes, playthings and furnishings.
Visitors will delight in playing with vintage toys and games of the 19th century while discovering what role economics, education and gender played in becoming an adult.
The exhibit is free with admission to the Museum Experience. Free for members of The Hershey Story.