‘Christmas Toys Through The Decades’ on display at Sioux City Public Museum

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – A new exhibit at the Sioux City Public Museum is taking people down memory lane this holiday season.

The ‘Christmas Toys Through The Decades’ exhibit features a variety of toys from the early 1900s to the 1980s.

Many of the toys feature well-known characters from radio, comic books, and television throughout the years.

A majority of the toys on display are from KSCJ radio personality Larry Fuller, who began collecting toys in the 1960s.

Museum Curator Matt Anderson says the display gives a unique perspective of what made a toy popular 80 or 90 years ago.

“It is also fun to see how the materials that they were made out of have changed,” said Anderson. “Most toys today are plastic, back before World War 2 a lot of toys were made out of metal and sheet metal, a lot of them were tin-plated steel, and of course wood toys so it’s kind of fun to see how the transition occurred there.”

The exhibit will be on display until March 2019.

The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Admission to the museum is free.

For more information, call 712-279-6174 or visit siouxcitymuseum.org.

Brett Funke

Brett Funke

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