Local History Series – Toys From the Pretzel City 1885-1973 7 pm

freeport-public-libraryFreeport’s toy manufacturing had its humble beginnings when an employee made a miniature coffee grinder from scraps of wood. Arcade Manufacturing formed in 1885, with Structo following in 1915. Other toy manufacturers throughout the USA followed in their footsteps. Harvey Wilhelms’s presentation includes a visual history of Arcade toy production. The series is sponsored by the Freeport Public Library Foundation.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments. (815-232-8419)

Freeport Public Library
100 E. Douglas Street
Freeport. 7 pm.

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