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History of Play

August 27, 2022, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This special event has been created through a collaboration between the Oak Park River Forest Museum & Wonder Works Children’s Museum, featuring games and play items from both museums’ collections.

An Intergenerational Event with stations featuring games & activities for all ages!

  • Outdoor Play including the Victorian-era games of Hoop Trundling and Graces, plus Bubble Play, Hula Hoops & Chalk Drawing.
  • Inside the Museum, guests can choose from stations with Card Games, Classic Board Games, Cornhole & Paper Airplane building.
  • Construct with vintage building toys like Lincoln Logs, Froebel Blocks, Tinker Toys & Wooden Blocks.
  • Spark creativity playing with time-honored imaginative play materials like Doll Houses, a Puppet Theater & Costumes.
  • View a display of Antique Toys, vote for your Favorite Toys & Games, enter the Raffle & more!


August 27, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wonder Works Children’s Museum
6445 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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(708) 383-4815
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