Exhibit extended thru Summer!

INVENTING CHILDHOOD:

Victorian Era Toys, Games, and Dolls,

and the Invention of the Modern Child

The concept of “childhood” has not always been what it is today; in fact, for most of history it was something very different indeed. Children were viewed as mini-adults, and childhood a time for strict moral instruction, or work, or both. Changes in attitude came slowly, with the final great shift towards “modern childhood” blossoming in the Victorian Era.

Childhood finally became seen as a time of carefree innocence, whimsy, imagination, and, most of all,  fun! Come see dozens of Victorian Era childhood wonders from our collection – toys, dolls, card games, boardgames, puzzles. and more – all in our Weathervane Gallery now thru the end of summer.

See life through the eyes of a child living a century or more ago! We guarantee you’ll find something that will warm your heart.

More Info.: 631-727-2881 x100 

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SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901

www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org 

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AAQ / Resource

Bruce Nagel + Partners Architects

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