Going Retro in Pittsfield

Kids Stuff: Great Toys From Our Childhood

A Retro Party to celebrate the exhibition Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, MA, will take place tonight (07/12/07) at 5pm.

Kid Stuff highlights more than 40 of the most popular toys and games of the last 50 years. The exhibition was organized by the Berkshire Museum in 1999 and has been seen by more than 1 million people at museums across North America, and will be at the Berkshire Museum through September 3rd.

Tonights party will feature a menu that combines casual picnic atmosphere with retro party fare.  Retro food that reflects the 1950s and 60s will be offered (read “unhealthy”), along crudite and fresh fruit (read “healthy”).

Kid Stuff will be on view for a return engagement at the Berkshire Museum through September 3, 2007. The 4500-square foot interactive exhibition features classic toys of the baby boomer era that are still played with by kids today:

  • Barbie
  • Mr. Potatohead
  • Wiffle Balls
  • Tinker Toys
  • Etch-a-Sketch
  • Slinky
  • Hot Wheels
  • and more

For tonights party, reservations are requested; to reserve call 413-443-7171, extension 10.

The Berkshire Museum is located at 39 South Street on Route 7 in Downtown Pittsfield. The galleries are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Berkshire Museum at (413) 443-7171, ext. 10, or visit www.berkshiremuseum.org.

One Comment on “Going Retro in Pittsfield

  1. Thanks for including my photos in the article. I hope tonight’s party goes well. It sounds like a fun time for the whole family!

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