Daily Archives: January 12, 2010

Kentucky Museum open over Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday

The Kentucky Museum exhibit galleries and Museum Store are open during the upcoming holiday weekend (January 16-18). Hours are 9 to 4 on Saturday and Monday and 1 to 4 on Sunday. The Harrison-Baird Reading Room will close during this period however. Regular hours for the Kentucky Library & Museum resume on Tuesday, January 19.


Filed under New Stuff

GI Joes Added to Kentucky Library & Museum Toy Collection

GI Joe action figure.Two GI Joe action figures, a WWII Pacific Marine™ and GI Joe Pearl Harbor Hickam Field Defender™ action figures recently “enlisted” in the KYLM Toy Collection. One of the iconic toys of the 20th century, GI Joe made his first appearance at the 1964 International Toy Fair in New York where he was presented as an action figure rather than a doll. Made with 21 moving parts, action figures representing all four branches of the service were introduced during the first year.

The two figures in the KYLM collection resulted from the generosity of a WKU alumnus who participated in a talk on the Kentucky Library & Museum Toy Collection during the 2009 Alumni College.

Learn more about the KYLM Toy Collection which includes more than 1,200 toys, dolls, and games.


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