You know you have a great job when you get to play with toys and games


The Galt Museum & Archives presents three special exhibits a year to the community. The Galt is currently developing an exhibition all about the toys and games we play with. The Toys & Games ~ engage, entertain, educate exhibit will run from October 1, 2011 to January 8, 2012. We have a great collection of toys and games in our Collections but we do not have all that we would like to feature in the exhibit. What is in your basement or attic in the way of commercially and/or handmade toys? Do you have a toy or game which came from another country?

We are limiting our request to a specific list of toys and games - a sample of the list follows. For the complete list please go to If you have one or more toys and or games from the list (at or near the date shown) and are willing to loan it/them to the Galt Museum & Archives from July 1, 2011 to January 30, 2012, please contact us at We must hear from you by May 31, 2011.

  • Barbie, 1959 – 1990s or G.I. Joe Action Figure, 1960 – 1990s

  • Scrabble, 1948 - 1992, Monopoly, 1933 – 1990s, Pictionary, 1985- 2000

  • Candy Land game, 1949 to 1960s, Operation, 1965 to current

  • Trivial Pursuit Genus, 1982 to 2000

  • Slinky, 1943, Frisbee, Hula Hoop

  • Red Wagon or Radio Flyer, 1910s to 1960s, Tonka, 1947 to 1980s

  • Etch-A-Sketch, 1959—1980s, Light Bright, 1967 to 1990s

  • Dress up costumes, 1900 - current

  • Rhythm band musical instruments, 1900 – 1950s

Many thanks for your help.