Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 22, 2011. That is the day that the Toy & Action Figure Museum will have the ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the newly remodeled play area in the museum. Dedicated to the memory of Linda Stark, museum curator Kevin Stark’s late wife, the play area was redesigned and remodeled through private donations in her honor. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 11:00am.

 

Also on that day, the museum will be celebrating the opening of two new exhibits. An extensive Mickey Mouse collection was donated to the museum by David Horwitz and contains a massive amount of Mickey memorabilia. The other exhibit to open on this day is a display of Western Toys  and items from the 1950’s and ‘60’s. This display is on loan to the museum from Pauls Valley’s own Rilla Jolly and features some of the best-known characters from the time. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, the Lone Ranger and others are featured.

 

And if all that wasn’t enough, the museum will present children’s book author, Mike Dyson, from 1pm to 3pm as he reads his book “What Do Dogs Dream About?” and gives a talk on how the book was written. He will also be available to sign copies of his book.

 

So, it may be the dead of winter, but things are always happening at the Toy & Action Figure Museum!

 

 

The museum is open Monday – Saturday 10 – 5, and Sunday 1 – 5. Admission is $6 per person plus tax with group rates, senior and military discounts available. Please call 405 238 6300 or email lisa@actionfiguremuseum.com.