Pipestone County Museum’s Toy Collection
The Museum is sharing a portion of its toy collection in the Community Collection case through December. Take a look at what toys previous generations of children played with and see which ones kids might still play with today.
Tinkertoys: Charles Pajeau created the Tinkertoy Construction set in 1914 after watching children play with sticks and empty spools of thread.
Lincoln Logs: Invented around 1916 by John Lloyd Wright while working in Japan with his father, architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Barbie: Created by Ruth Handler, Barbie debuted in 1959 with Ken following in 1961. The first Barbie Dreamhouse came out in 1962.
Spirograph: Denys Fisher, a British engineer invented the Spirograph. It was first sold in 1965.