The Riverton Museum currently has a new display up, showcasing a collection of unique toy
soldiers from preworldwar II. The collection, donated by Paul Hughes, in memory of his Uncle
Joe who played with these toys as a boy, shows the progression of toy soldiers and their
importance to the time period of the late 1930s, into the 1940s.
“The collection is very unique,” says curator Karline Stelter. “We have soldiers dating back to
1935, prior to World War II when materials for crafting these soldiers were available before
World War II.We have on display toy soldiers from the Auburn Rubber Company, The Bergen
Toy & Novelty Co., and the Louis Marx & Company Soldier of Fortune . Anyone who once used
to play with these styles and types of toys are welcome to stop by the Riverton Museum and
take a stroll down memory lane”, says Karline Stetler.
The new exhibit will be up for the summer season and everyone is welcome to come in and see
the toy soldiers on display. The Riverton Museum is located at 700 E. Park Avenue and is open
from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. www.fremontcountymuseums.com