Today we revisit last weekend’s Marx Toy Convention at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling, West Virginia .The Marx Toy Convention happens there the third weekend of June every year.
Following the first day of the Marx Toy Convention, many collectors made the short trip to The Mound Museum in nearby Moundsville, West Virginia, for a book signing and discussion about the new book, Memories of Marx Toys: Glen Dale, by Gary L. Rider and Roeseanna Dakan Keller . The authors of this oral history of The Marx Toys plant in Glen Dale signed books and presented a talk with some of the employees of the Marx Toy factory and their families. Look for a review of this book in PopCult sometime in the next week or two.
Unfortunately, a camera malfunction rendered our recording of the talk unusable. Had it not, we would have presented it here along with our wrap-up video. We do have some footage of the book signing, and we also have footage from Francis Turner’s Marx Toy Museum, also in Moundsville, which only opens one or two nights a year since it ceased daily operation six years ago.
This is the wrap-up video of The Marx Toy Convention, but we still have more photos, so look for a short photo essay from our trip all next week, here in PopCult.