Once Upon a Playground

February 1, 2020 - March 16, 2020

Brenda Biondo, The Stagecoach, Yarnell, AZ, 2006;
Brenda Biondo, The Stagecoach, Yarnell, AZ, 2006; color photograph,
20 x 30 inches; Courtesy of the artist.
Brenda Biondo, Playground Apparatus, Trinidad, CO,
Brenda Biondo, Playground Apparatus, Trinidad, CO, 2006; color photograph,
20 x 27 3/4; Courtesy the artist
Young men playing a game of marbles on a Sheboygan playground.
View Website Favorite Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum
3110 Erie Avenue - Sheboygan, WI 53081
Information: 920-458-1103

Event Date Detail
Feb 1, 2020 - Mar 16, 2020. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm.

Once Upon a Playground offers a visual tribute to these vanishing playgrounds of our past, celebrating their place in American culture and the collective memories of generations. Co-curated by Brenda Biondo, author of Once Upon a Playground: A Celebration of Classic American Playgrounds, 1920–1975 (University Press of New England, 2014), and Carol Johnson, recently retired curator of photography at the Library of Congress, the exhibition combines contemporary photographs of classic equipment, vintage images of playground scenes from the Library of Congress’ collections, and images from period playground catalogs and other ephemera. By bringing together these diverse sources, the exhibition highlights a playground vernacular that developed over decades, while providing historical context and cultural insight.

A Program of Exhibits USA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • Museum/Gallery Type
    • Historical

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