WILMINGTON — Who doesn’t like toys and games? “Knick Knacks & Knowledge” is an interactive, student-produced exhibit featuring a wide range of toys from the Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center’s collection running from Nov. 1 through April 28.
An opening reception is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center located in Wilmington College’s Boyd Cultural Arts Center. The public is invited to view the exhibit on its opening night and enjoy sweet treats provided by Kava Haus, which is partnering with the QHC with a loyalty card promotion during the exhibit’s run.
Normal gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with special Saturday hours noon to 5 p.m. on Nov. 5, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25 and April 22. Special appointments are coordinated through curator Ruth Brindle.
“Knick Knacks & Knowledge” offers a wide range of special programming over the next six months starting with a toy drive, Nov. 1 to 5, sponsored by Alpha Phi Kappa sorority, which is collecting toys.
While many or most holiday season toy drives are geared toward supporting young children, this one’s focus is upon collecting new items for local teenagers and pre-teens. Items such as toys, books, gift cards, jewelry, makeup and age appropriate DVDs and video games can be dropped off at the QHC.
Subsequent programming features a social media scavenger hunt Dec. 5 through 30, a unique presentation of stories about Ohio children from the 1840s to the present Jan. 24, an evening of playing favorite games Feb.14, a program on caring for heirloom toys March 7 and a toy-themed film festival April 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Participation in these programs will provide punches on a Kava Haus loyalty card.