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The PopCulteer June 17, 2016
It’s a huge weekend in Charleston with FestivAll happening and all sorts of cool things going on…and your PopCulteer will not be here for any of it.
I will be in Wheeling (and Moundsville) for the annual Marx Toy Convention. If you’re a long-time reader of PopCult you know that I’ve been making the drive to Wheeling each year for six or seven years now. The Marx Toy Convention takes place every June at Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, and there’s an after-hours gathering at The Marx Toy Museum, just a few miles away in Moundsville.
This year will be the last for the after-hours get-together because, sadly, The Marx Toy Museum will be closing their physical location at the end of June. This is going to be a bittersweet convention, and many Marx Toy collectors are making one last pilgrimage to visit The Marx Toy Museum and see Francis Turner’s legendary Marx Toys collection. The Marx Toy Museum will live on as a virtual museum and a series of traveling exhibits, so it will still be performing its mission to remind the world of the majesty of Louis Marx and his amazing toy company.
And this is not going to be the last Marx Toy Convention. Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum will continue to host the annual event celebrating Marx Toys every June. It’s just that this one is going be a little sad.
Just because I’m going to be away, that doesn’t mean that you won’t have fresh content here in PopCult. Ive carefully prepared a post a day for you and stored them in the fridge. When the time comes, they will be thawed out and heated up and posted right here for you. After more than a thousand consecutive days with a post in this blog, I’m not going to wimp out on you now. I may even do some updates from the road…but there are no promises.
So check back for The RFC Flashback, Sunday Evening Video and Monday Morning Art. I’m going to be up in Wheeling playing with toys.