8. Toys from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

When the Brooklyn Children’s Museum was established in 1899 it was the first children’s museum in the world and it continues to be New York City’s largest institution designed for families. The museum is represented in this exhibition by two colorful toys, a truck and a giant pea pod which dates to the museum’s founding.

The giant paper mache pea pod was part of the museum’s original collection. It was displayed in the Botany room. The truck is from Liberia, Africa and was made by the Loma people.