Ruth Ten Veen sets up part of the Young at Heart exhibit at the Summerland Museum. The exhibit opened on Saturday.

Ruth Ten Veen sets up part of the Young at Heart exhibit at the Summerland Museum. The exhibit opened on Saturday.

Toys featured in museum exhibit

The Summerland Museum’s latest exhibit features plenty of toys and childhood memories.

The exhibit, Young at Heart, opened on Saturday.

The main room of the museum features all sorts of toys from previous decades, from a 100-year-old teddy bear to bulky electronic games from the 1980s. 

“We wanted to bring back some memories,” said museum curator Ruth Ten Veen.

She said the inspiration for the exhibit came when staff and volunteers at the museum often heard visitors talking about the toys they remembered from childhood.

The collection includes dolls, trucks, comic books, junior kitchen sets, a table hockey game and more.

While many of the toys were available commercially, others were handmade.

Staff have also set up a hop scotch outline in the main room of the museum.

Ten Veen said the exhibit will be in place for around a year.