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DISPLAY TAKES A LOOK AT LOCAL HISTORY OF TOYS

"Toy Companies of Western New York," a display of locally created playthings dating from 1874, will be on display in the Toy Town Museum in East Aurora through May.

Though Fisher-Price is the best-known toy maker in the region, the industry was established more than a century ago, and the collection of local toy historian Craig Carlyle details the history of several others, including Holland Crafts, Cheerio Products of Lockport and Brice Toy Co. of East Aurora.

More than 80 items, some in original boxes, are on display in the museum, adjacent to the Fisher-Price headquarters. Hours are from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

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