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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

The Gilbert House Children’s Museum – Salem, Oregon

The Gilbert House Children’s Museum – is named after A.C. Gilbert, the Salem-born toy inventor and creator of the Erector Set.

Comprising three historic houses ‒ Rockenfield House, Gilbert House, and Parrish House ‒ the museum originally housed the National Toy Hall of Fame before it moved to Rochester, New York. Along with exhibits, the museum also offers family learning activities, workshops, camps, and classes that engage, entertain, and inspire creative play.

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Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.