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Submitted by the Niagara History Center
Although many products made in Western New York became world-famous, perhaps the most beloved are the toys of Fisher-Price. From the company’s beginning during the Great Depression, their fundamental toy-making principles centered on intrinsic play value, ingenuity, action, sturdy construction, and good value for the money.
On Thursday, April 27, the Niagara History Center will present a free public program on the history of Fisher-Price toys. Larry Lackner, who worked for Fisher-Price in Medina from 1971-96, will tell the story of the company’s founding, and demonstrate how the early wood-and-metal toys were built for generations of play. He will display a variety of old Fisher-Price toys and other objects that were used in the Medina plant.
The program will be free and open to the public. It will be held at 2 p.m. inside the History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.