11th Annual Convention (2009)

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As we entered our second decade of hosting the annual Marx Convention, this event has grown to such a state that it has become almost an annual obligation for most attendees! In this year of a troubled economy, when many shows have been shrinking or even disappearing entirely, the Convention actually GREW in size over […]

“Making Winter BEARable!” exhibit is now open!!

Our temporary exhibit “Making Winter BEARable!” is now up and running, and will be here through April 19, 2009! The exhibit features bears from the collections of Wheeling collector Leona Miller, and the collection of the late Joan Bealer of St. Clairsville, Ohio. These talented teddies will warm your hearts and bring some joy to […]

10 Years and Counting (2008)

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On Friday and Saturday, June 20th and 21st, 2008, the Toy Museum hosted the 10th Annual Marx Convention. Despite this summer’s record gas prices, attendance and tableholder numbers both matched last year’s totals. And some special surprises were in store for the 10th! First of all, each registered attendee received a special 10th aniversary suncatcher, […]

Opening for “Revival of Marklin” exhibit is Saturday, July 19th

On Saturday, July 19, 2008, the museum’s newest exhibit, “the Revival of Marklin”, will be unveiled. The exhibit, which runs through October 26, 2008, will showcase the Marklin trains of the late Walter P. Griffith Sr, of California. Mr. Griffith was in the Army Air Corps and assisted Marklin Trains in getting back into toy […]

Upcoming Museum exhibits to be Featured on Comcast Newsmakers in January!!

During the month of January 2008, our curator will be appearing on the Comcast Newsmakers show, which is run on CNN Headline News (channel 33) on the Comcast cable service here in the Ohio Valley. They run the various interviews at 25 minutes and 55 minutes past the hour. The interview with Newsmakers host Mollie […]

Kruger Street joins Best Benefits Program!

Beginning on December 1, 2007, the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum has become a member of the Best Benefits Club Employee Perks Program. Best Benefits Club is an employee perks program that works with over 100 employers in Ohio, as well as with many more across the USA. Is YOUR employer a member? If […]

Monopoly of Games Coming to the Toy Museum!!

In late September of this year, the Toy Museum received a MAJOR donation from a Minnesota collector! Sheldon Klasky of Bloomington, Minnesota, has been collecting Monopoly games for the past 40 years! He has acquired games from countless foreign countries, along with many unique themed games, games which were based on Monopoly (both licensed and […]

National Road Transportation Festival to be held on September 29th at Museum!!

On Saturday, September 29, 2007, from 10 AM to 3 PM, the National Road Alliance of West Virginia will be holding their annual Transportation Festival on the museum grounds. An antique wagon from Jackson’s Mill, hands on science from the West Liberty SMART Center, the Diecast Derby car racing game, a professional surveyor, and snow […]

9th Annual Convention (2007)

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On Friday and Saturday, June 15th and 16th, 2007, the Toy Museum hosted the 9th Annual Marx Convention. Over 90 vendor tables stacked high with all sorts of Marx goodies greeted the hundreds of attendees and family members! A dinner Friday night at Undo’s Italian Restaurant was a great chance for collectors to socialize! There […]

A Salute to Pittsburgh, Star Wars at 30 exhibits at the Toy Museum!!

Just in time for the warmer weather, the Toy Museum is hosting an exhibit which showcases our neighbor to the North, the Steel City! See trains and toys related to Pittsburgh, sports memorabilia and collectibles from their teams, and more! The Pittsburgh exhibit will run from April 13 to July 8, 2007! Also coming to […]