Experience a new way to learn about history in the fun and interactive exhibition Game On. Exploring the history of toys and games in America, Game On is designed like a board game encouraging children and adults to explore the gallery and artifacts - like LEGOs, the first paper dolls manufactured in America, Toy Soldiers, Puzzles, Barbies, and more - while answering trivia, playing games and having fun. Game On surveys the development of “play” and the toy industry, looking at New England based giants like Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley and Hasbro, smaller companies like Worcester You Company and Ralpho Co., the marketing of toys and the development of franchises. Audiences, young and old, will be able to connect to the fond memories of childhood and the connection those toys and games create with future generations.
This exhibit was funded in part by the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.