We are in the midst of the holiday season, which makes this a perfect time to talk about how families came together and entertained themselves during their leisure time. This month, our holiday installation shows how the American family spent leisure time during the 19th and early 20th century, with a whimsical selection of cast iron, tin, wind-up and carved wooden banks, trains and soldiers made between 1850 and 1945. It is sure to remind you that, no matter what the century, family time is precious and also makes for great memories and stories.
This month we're offering many opportunities to make memories of your own. Meet guest authors at our history