Grandparents and parents everywhere will remember those “Golden Books” filled with whimsical pictures of characters and events that entertained children for hours. The first 12 Little Golden Books were published in 1942 and they became an instant sensation with parents and children around the country.
At just $.25, the books were a bargain — at least by today’s standards!
Now, we can relive those childhood memories and show our children and grandchildren what those first Little Golden Books were all about. The Children’s Museum of Richmond is presenting an exhibit of Little Golden Books that is completely free and open to the public.
What a treat for these kids!
The exhibit runs through April 12 and is free (with standard admission of $8 if you plan to also visit the museum). You can always take advantage of $.30 admission on the 30th day of each month in 2011 to celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary and enjoy the exhibit and the museum at the same time too.
There are over $1 million of Little Golden Books artwork, and the exhibit features 60 illustrations.
This exhibit is sure to bring back a flood of memories and maybe even a few tears as you recall those special times of reading Little Golden Books with your children.
Visit the Children’s Museum of Richmond website for more information or call 804.474.7000. Make your plans to visit the Central CMoR location on Broad Street in Richmond and enjoy this unusual exhibit with your kids.