Remember the toys you played with when you were growing up? Each of those objects has a story to tell about the history of American childhood. Join an illustrated talk by historian Susan Fletcher as she shares stories about beloved toys and games from the 19th century. We’ll take a journey through the history of American childhood and play against the backdrop of culture, politics, religion, technology, gender, and parenting philosophies. The FREE talk will be held virtually via Zoom. Pre-registration required. Registrants will receive a discount code to purchase their own copy of Exploring the History of Childhood and Play through 50 Historic Treasures, Rowman & Littlefield/AASLH, 2020.
Susan Fletcher is a public historian, writer, and artist based in Colorado Springs. She serves as the Director of History and Archives for The Navigators and Glen Eyrie and is the founder and CEO of History Joy Consulting, an archives and museum consulting firm.