by Heather Lile
Do you get excited when you see an old-fashioned pull-toy shaped like a duck that's made of wood and has no trace of primary-colored latex paint on the natural wood grain? Or are your weekends spent scouring vintage and secondhand stores in search of the style of dress that your grandparents might have worn? Then the new exhibit at the Idaho State Historical Museum will be right up your alley.
Our Lives, Our Stories: America's Greatest Generation features clothing, toys and more from a time in our nation's past that was shaped by the Great Depression and World War II, in an effort to understand the men and women who were born in the 1910s and 1920s and what life must have been like for them.
Bridge the generation gap by taking your parents, grandparents and kids with you for Hands on History, an opportunity to view and play with some of the popular toys from that era between noon and 3 p.m. Admission is $3-$5 for adults and FREE for children younger than 6.