This virtual exhibit series is intended to showcase artifacts from the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s General History Collection and to bring attention to the breadth and importance of the people and things that have helped to shape local history and our place in it.
Please use this link to watch the exhibit, which was created by SOHS staff members Keoni Diacomos and Kira Lesley.
Note this is a PREZI presentation. You may make it full screen and move around in it by using the on-screen arrows or your own computer keyboard arrows.
"Toys are more than playthings. From the most humble artifacts of primitive times to the elaborate art of exhibition pieces, toys have a special fascination for people of all ages. Certainly a great attraction is their extraordinary power to illuminate the past. Whether old, curious, beautiful or bizarre, these everyday objects mirror their time period and reflect the mental attitudes of the people who fashioned and owned them. The story of toys tells its own history of civilization…but surely the very special fascination of toys is their ability to open a perspective from the uncertainties of the present into an apparently secure past by evoking nostalgic memories of lost childhood.”, Robert Cluff, The World of Toys.