Dolls of the World: Customs, Cultures and Celebrations
Since the invention of transportation, especially boats and airplanes, millions of people have been visiting places all over the world. After visiting a foreign country, people like to return home with a little remembrance. A doll from another country is one of the post popular items to back when traveling to a foreign country. This exhibit offers over 100 different dolls plus a DVD explaining what these little dolls tell us about each country, their people, their costumes and their gender. Every doll has a wealth of information contained in its costume. The exhibit includes hands-on items, costumes to try on, books, a globe and a board game.
The Museum has numerous traveling exhibitions available for loan. Each exhibits comes complete with a guide book for public programs and each exhibit is easy to install.
We'll work within your budget to provide you pre-selected museum quality toys and books that relate to each exhibition for increasing your profits through your gift shop sales and we even have promotional materials that you can order.
Some of our customers include The South Street Seaport Museum, NY Transit Museum, Bruce Museum, Science Station, Brooklyn Public Library, Habitat for Humanity and American Museum of Natural History.
Rental fees available from $500 – $5000.
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"The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation has been thrilled with the exhibit display of dolls and toys from the 1960s & 1970s from the Toy Museum of NY. The process was easy from developing the exhibit to its installation. The exhibit was also very affordable and is flexible in its design making it easily adaptable to unusual spaces. We sought the exhibit to broaden our discussion of the Vietnam War to include the Vietnam era and this display has helped us to increase our visitor demographic. I would recommend utilizing a traveling exhibit from The Toy Museum of NY if you are looking for an adorable, flexible, and audience-building display for your institution."
Coordinator of Educational Initiatives & Resources
American Toys and Games of the 20th Century
Some of our most popular toys today have been around for quite awhile. Slinky, Frisbee, Lincoln Logs, Monopoly, Shirley Temple, GI Joe, Barbie are just a few of the toys who make their appearance in this exhibit. Over 60 popular toys, from the 1900s – 1990s, cloth, wood, plastic, metal and electronic toys are all represented.
America's Most Beloved Toy: The History of the Teddy Bear
The classic teddy bear that is known and loved today first made an appearance in the 20th century. This exhibit covers the story of the bears relationship to President Theodore Roosevelt and its roots in Brooklyn, NY. Included are over 50 bears and antique dolls and toys, teddy bear projects, family programs, books, and so much more. A lovely exhibit and great for the holidays.
Portraits & Playthings of the Gilded Age: 1870s – 1905
The "Gilded Age" refers to unprecedented wealth in the U.S and displays of wealth and excessive opulence of America's upper class during the post-Civil War and post Reconstruction era, from the 1870s - 1905. Play—a distraction from routine, from necessity, from obligations—is important throughout our lives. Not only do toys serve our children and ourselves in the present, they link us to the past as well. The featured high quality reproduction paintings and the toys as seen in the artwork offer a view of yesterday's childhood. Examples include Thomas Eakin (1844-1916), Frederic William MacMonnies (1863-1937) and Mary Stevenson Cassett (1844-1926).