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The Museum will be closed December 9 for a private event.

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Recurring Event Event Series: Brown Bag

Brown Bag: Toys R Western: The Lasting Pop Culture Influence of Western-Themed Play 

March 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

March 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Western-themed toys, games, comics and other kids’ products hit their height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s alongside the TV Westerns. Yet, today they can be seen as more than just highly collectible pieces of nostalgia. The imagery and storytelling represented by these products not only helped to define the popular culture of the American West, but also continues to influence modern intellectual properties across fictional genres. Join Chief Curator David Davis as he explores all things fun! 

Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the Brown Bag presentation and The Museum Grill. 

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