Old toys can become a part of history

toytisserieYour children may be tired of some old toys, but they could be preserved as part of history.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (formerly the Toy and Miniature Museum), now closed for renovations, is gathering discarded toys for a new two-story toy sculpture.

The museum will take toys, game pieces and other knick knacks to incorporate into a “toytisserie,” a rotating conveyer-belt type of thing that will be made up of panels of old toys.

You can donate plastic or metal toys that fit into the palm of your hand.

Deadline for drop offs is Sept. 30.

Here are the drop-off sites around the city:

  • Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St
  • Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS.
  • Student Union at University of Missouri- Kansas City, Level Two, 5100 Cherry Street
  • School of Medicine at University of Missouri- Kansas City, Hospital Hill Campus, 2411 Holmes Street

See more on the museum’s Pinterest page.


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