Our newest exhibit, in the freshly-remodeled upstairs space, is now open and features toys that might have appeared under holiday trees of the last century. Adults may see that favorite toy from their childhood, and younger folks will get to see what lit up the eyes of their parents and grandparents in holiday seasons past.
Moving the toy theme into the 21st century, this year the museum has partnered with Toys for Tots, and beginning on Thursday, Nov. 20 will be accepting your donations of new, unwrapped toys to help brighten the holidays for children of local families in need.
And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Nov. 29, the date of this year’s Edmonds Municipal Tree Lighting celebration. In additional to the traditional caroling, popcorn and hot apple cider, the museum will stay open till 6 pm, so it’s a great time to stop in, check out the antique toys, and drop off your Toys for Tots gifts. Two U.S. Marines in full dress uniforms will be on hand at the museum to accept your donations.
The museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday afternoons throughout the holidays, so be sure to stop by. And when you do, don’t forget to bring a new toy to help make this year’s holidays special for a kid who might otherwise do without. Toys will be accepted through Dec. 13.