December 2016 Holiday Program


Tonawanda City Hall Community Room
Wednesday December 14, 2016 • 7 PM
Presented by: Paul Krause, with Ned Schimminger

This year’s December program was a departure from past formats, with a special program on vintage toys entitled “Stories from Santa’s Workshop." Long time toy collector and Historical Society member Paul Krause was our featured presenter. Paul has been collecting toys for over 30 years and brought in and shared interesting stories about a number of them for us. Paul’s interest in collecting toys began when he discovered a number of his own childhood toys that his mother had kept and stored away.

Ned Schimminger, historical society archivist, also showed a number of toys from our own museum collection, including the turn-of-the-century animal ten pins game and a German magic lantern.

These and many other vintage toys from Santa’s Workshop were the subject of the Society’s special Holiday program.

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