Giving gifts has been a human tradition since early times. We all know that at the birth of Jesus Christ, the three Wise Men brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. In the 1820s, stores began to heavily advertise the Christmas shopping season. Dolls, building blocks, stuffed animals, and board games were some of the more popular gifts during the early Christmas celebrations.
This tradition is anchored in our lives even today and raises an interest in the journey that has taken place for decades, even centuries. An incursion into history makes it possible to discover many treasures and their true significance.
This exhibit is composed mostly of toys from the Museum’s collection and benefited by a few loans from private collections.