Tech Toys in the 20th Century

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Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5 PM

ZOOM Virtual Event


What do an erector set, a chemistry kit and a Barbie laptop have in common? They were all holiday gifts!

Join a ZOOM conversation where Dr. Darcie and Dr. Jan explore the history and science of some of their favorite 20th century technologically-inspired playthings. See some of the Museum’s historic collection and explore some of the ways toys have reflected the 20th century’s extraordinary technological transformations. And follow along with Dr. Darcie as she performs a chemistry kit experiment!

After the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in the chat. Click ZOOM to join the conversation or copy/paste URL into your browser:


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