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Nostalgia on view at the Minnesota History Center

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Remember Mr. Potato Head?

Slinky?

Spirograph?

If you remember playing with these toys as a child, a new exhibit opening soon at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul may make you a little nostalgic.

The show, called Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s, will feature these and other vintage amusements, and explore:

The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them and the people who invented them, reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life.

And there’s even a Minnesota connection. Twister was invented by St. Paul ad-man Reyn Guyer (did you know Nerf was invented in Minnesota, too?)

Listen to a 90-second story about how Twister came to be.

Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s will be on view at the History Center from May 24, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015

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