The Nostalgia Awakens: Vintage Star Wars™ Toy Display at Oshkosh Public Museum

When Star Wars™ hit the movie theaters in 1977, it instantly became a box office smash, especially with children. Kids wanting to bring the action home from the theater with them could find their favorite heroes, villains, creatures and spaceships in miniature size on the toy shelves. From 1978 to 1985, Kenner Toys manufactured hundreds of action figures, vehicles and playsets featured in the movies Star Wars™, The Empire Strikes Back™, and Return of the Jedi™. These toys today are as iconic as the movies themselves.

The largest public display of these original Kenner™ Star Wars™ toys ever in Wisconsin will be at the Oshkosh Public Museum, January 24 through June 20. If you grew up loving Star Wars™ or your kid wishes they were a Jedi, visit the exhibition and watch for programming that will be out of this world.

Located at 1331 Algoma Boulevard, the Museum’s regular hours are Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m. For more information about the Museum’s events and exhibits, visit, call 920-236-5799 or email [email protected].

As a non-profit regional history museum, the Oshkosh Public Museum is entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 collections and historical documents representing the history, culture, and heritage of the region. A fantastic resource for research and discovery, the Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Museum brings history to life through quality exhibitions and special programs, engaging guests in ways that inspire discovery.

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