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Virtual Tour: Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s


Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Heinz History Center is the state’s largest history museum and part of a family of museums that includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Detre Library & Archives, and the Museum Conservation Center.

In addition to giving visitors access to the largest collection of original items from the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television show (which was filmed in the Steel City), the center also offers several virtual exhibitions, including one that focuses exclusively on vintage toys.

The Toys of the ’50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s virtual tour was produced as part of the exhibit of the same name that took place at the museum in 2016. Hosted by Exhibit Curator Emily Ruby, the tour takes viewers through an up-close, guided tour of the exhibition. Ruby provides insight into the events and trends that influenced the popular toys in each decade.

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