In cooperation with the Elfreth's Alley Association, we would like to invite you for Friday, December 15, at 12 noon, to a special lecture on the A. Schoenhut Toy Company, presented by Carol Corson. Ms. Corson is the author of "Schoenhut Dolls: A Collectors' Encyclopedia" and has been researching the topic of Schoenhut toys for many years. In addition to sharing her knowledge of the Schoenhut Company, she'll also bring along some examples of the dolls and other toys produced here in Philadelphia between 1872 and 1935.
As you may know, Elfreth's Alley is currently hosting an exhibit on the influence of German immigrants on the development of Christmas as an American holiday. One important contribution centers on innovations in the area of toys, where the Schoenhut family played a major role. We hope you will be able to visit the exhibit at the Elfreth's Alley Museum (open Thursday evenings 5-8pm as well as Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm, Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve), and then attend our lecture to learn even more about the role of this particular German American immigrant family in establishing children's toys as part of the American holiday traditions we cherish today.
The lecture will take place in the Ratskeller, and please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. For further inquiries, contact the German Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-627-2332.
We welcome members and non-members alike.