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Friday, June 30, 2017

A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society National Show

Hey y'all.  There is not recipe today.  This is an invitation for you and your family to come out next Saturday, July 8, and see some pretty incredible toys.  Some of you may be familiar with A.G. Gilbert and his toys, so of you may not be.  Gilbert made an array of toys from erector sets to chemistry sets, to magic sets.  On the 8th you will be able to see just about everything that the Gilbert company manufactured.

A little history about the Gilbert company.  The company started in 1913, in New Haven CT.  In 1938 the bought American Flyer trains, and re-designed them into S gauge trains. I could go on but that is really all the history you need on the company.  Several years ago there was a movie that came out at Christmas with Jason Alexander, "The Man that Saved Christmas".  This story is about A.G. Gilbert. Watch this movie this coming Christmas.

Come out to the Space Center Marriott on Saturday, July 8.  From 9-2 the exhibit hall will be opened for the public to come out and maybe relive a little childhood memories.  Bring the kids and grandkids and show them what toys use to look like.  The show is free and open to the public. There will be club members from about 24 different states many with unique displays and models. Please feel free to share this information with your family and friends.
 This was Joe's set up for this year's VBS.  You might see some of these items at the show this year.
 This is the display he has had at the library this month.
 You might even see a talking robot.
 A couple of years ago we celebrated Christmas in July at the show.
 There was a lucky kid Christmas morning.
 To celebrate the Gilbert company's 100th birthday in 2013 he set up at the library.
 You might see a very beautiful model like this one at the show.
 This is another display from a show a couple of years ago.

Please join us at the Space Center Marriott July 8 from 9-2.  I don't think you will be disappointed. Don't forget to tell your friends and family.  Hope we see you there.

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