Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Doll House or Haunted House? 

Some toys don't age well

Today's favorite doll or stuffed animal is the stuff of tomorrow's nightmares. (Except for Bratz dolls — those things are God-awful now and forever.) Don't believe it? Picture those creepy wooden-headed dolls that were all the rage during the Little House on the Prairie era: Something in their faces always seems disproportionate, the eyes too widely spaced or too close together. But those dolls, as malevolent as they seem to our sensibilities, were not just prized possessions in their day; they were beloved friends to children. Not That Cuddly: An Exhibition of Misfit Toys, the new exhibit at the Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum (634 South Broadway; 314-421-4689 or www.eugenefieldhouse.org), gathers together some prime examples of playthings that have gone from cute to gruesome, simply because of the passage of time. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday; admission is $1 to $5. The exhibit is up through Tuesday, December 30.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Aug. 20. Continues through Dec. 30, 2008

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Speaking of Highlights, St. Louis Toy Museum

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation