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Brown Bag talk focuses on toys

Published: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 1:05 p.m. CDT
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Vintage toys are featured in the Sycamore History Museum's exhibit PLAY. At the January Brown Bag Lunch, Roger Watson will talk about how and why toys have changed.

SYCAMORE – With this holiday season all around us, the Sycamore History Museum thought it would be a great time to take a moment and look back at those favorite toys from years ago. Roger Watson will talk about his personal collection of vintage toys, many made during World War II, in the Brown Bag Lunch series at noon on Jan. 3.

“Since our current exhibit is about play and we feature a variety of toys, we thought that people would enjoy learning about how and why toys have changed over the years,” explained Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the Sycamore History Museum. “Watson’s talk is a perfect fit.”

Watson will bring a sample of his personal collection. He will also focus on why many of the toys from World War II were made from wood.

The Sycamore History Museum hosts Brown Bag lunches on the first Thursday of the month. The January program will be held at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, in the Freight Room. The program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Space is limited.  Park along Sacramento Street or in the public lot at the corner of Sacramento and State streets. For more information visit sycamorehistory.org or call 815-895-5762.

Brown Bag Lunch

Noon, Thursday, Jan. 3

DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore

Roger Watson will discuss his personal collection of vintage toys. Presentation is free; donations are welcome.

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