Michael Dubois, Director of Exhibits and Design, Heinz History Center:
My name is Michael Dubois. I’m director of exhibits and design at the Heinz History Center, and this is the Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exhibit.
We worked with the Minnesota Historical Society. They developed this exhibit and our goal is to adapt it for our venue. It’s a wonderful exhibit. There are hundreds and hundreds of toys in here. And it’s an exhibit about toys but it’s also a very educational exhibit. We wanted to make sure that you’re able to have fun in the exhibit but you also learn something.
The atmosphere of the exhibit is just phenomenal. There are three living rooms from the ’50s, ’60s, and the ’70s. All of the living rooms are modeled after either Barbie’s dream houses or an old Marx toy, which is a house. There are all kinds of fun things in this exhibit. If you go through this exhibit, every single time you go through it, you’re going to see something new.