Kansas City Calendar

Going Places: The Toy Collection of Jerry Smith

Date/Time

Oct 6, 2018 to Aug 25, 2019
10:00 AM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

On Christmas Day in 1923, a young Kansas boy named Jerry Smith received a single toy tractor under his family’s tree. Smith would grow up to become a successful Kansas City automotive dealer and philanthropist, but he never forgot that humble toy tractor. As an adult, it inspired him to amass a world-class toy collection that included planes, trains, and automobiles. He displayed his collection to spread joy and to raise money for local charities. From cast iron trains to fanciful airplanes, Going Places explores the history of transportation toys and examines how one person with a generous heart and a fantastic toy collection made a lasting impact on his community. Included with museum admission. The museum is closed Tuesdays and major holidays.

Cost

Included with museum admission

Location

View map The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
5325 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO

Additional Information

Sponsor

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Phone

816-235-8000

Contact email

info@toyandminiaturemuseum.org

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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