The Wish List: A Season of Holiday Catalog Dreams

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November 8, 2022  - January 6, 2023  •  Pre-Emption House Visitor Center Main Galleries  Included in museum admission 

Exhibit sponsored by Ron and Claudia Stenger

Each winter, the catalog arrived with pages filled with toys that children infused with their wishes for a new playmate, new game, and new opportunity for fun with friends and family. The Wish List at Naper Settlement presents the history of this time of year with images from vintage catalogs along with well-loved toys throughout the 20th century. 

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