Presentation Focuses on 1950s Toys
The Lafayette Doll Club will present "Back to the '50s" on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Museum of the Cape Fear, in Fayetteville.
"Join us for a short talk as three members of the Lafayette Doll Club take us back to the 1950s with childhood remembrances," says a spokesman. "Toys and dolls are reflective of our times. For example, guess who toymaker Mattel gave birth to in March of 1959? That's right! The Barbie doll. Using a combination of dolls and toys, members of the Doll Club, who are collectors themselves, will enlighten your knowledge about how World War II affected the manufacturing of dolls and toys, and how after the war, Americans found themselves with extra money that made buying dolls and toys more affordable."
The Lafayette Doll Club, made up of doll and teddy bear collectors, is currently the only doll club in Fayetteville. They meet the third Monday of every month at Cumberland Community Foundation, 308 Green St., in the meeting room. Admission is free. For more information, call (910) 486-1330 or visit www.museumofthe capefear.ncdcr.gov.
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