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Throwback to the previous “Old Toys and Games Family Day” at the Museum on Main. (Photo courtesy of Museum on the Main)

People of all ages can have the opportunity to take turns playing with toys and games from generations past at the Museum on Main Family Day this weekend in downtown Pleasanton.

“Probably the most fun theme” of the museum’s monthly mid-year series, according to Director of Education Sarah Schaefer, “Old Toys and Games Family Day” focuses on free activities and crafts on the museum lawn to encourage “intergenerational learning, playful creativity, and memory building.”

“There are toys and games from the great-grandparents’ days through the 1980s and 1990s,” Schaefer said. “It’s always fun to see the kids enjoying the program, but what I love most about this family day is seeing adults of all ages playing too, reveling in the nostalgia that toys and games evoke.”

Activity stations will include older wooden toys, optical illusion toys, retro toys, puzzles, board games, traditional Ohlone games and outdoor games, according to Schaefer.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at the Downtown Museum located at 603 Main Street.

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