Holiday Tradition: The Magic of Toy Trains
- November 4, 2017 - December 30, 2017
- Recurring daily
- Monroe County History Center
- 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
- (812) 332-2517
- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- $2 adults, $1 children 6-17, Free for children 5 & under
Join us for our holiday exhibition, "Holiday Tradition: The Magic of Toy Trains."
While it’s difficult to imagine a Christmas tree without a train chugging around it, they’ve only been paired together for little over a century. Three American toy companies; Lionel, Marx, and American Flyer, helped revolutionize the industry and spark the imagination of children wishing to be the conductor of their own trains. Their dreams often came true Christmas morning. This exhibition tells the story of how the Christmas tradition came to be, how companies developed and expanded the industry, and how these trains became a mainstay in popular culture.