Families share collections of military toys

Charles Machon, of the Museum of Military History at the Ike Skelton Training Site, has built a display of toys of the military variety. The display is free and open to the public during regularly scheduled business hours Monday through Friday.

Charles Machon, of the Museum of Military History at the Ike Skelton Training Site, has built a display of toys of the military variety. The display is free and open to the public during regularly scheduled business hours Monday through Friday. Photo by Julie Smith.

The Missouri National Guard Museum of Missouri Military History is creating a display of military toys. Charles Machon, historian, is designing the holiday season toy display for the eighth year. The museum is located at the Ike Skelton Training Site.

Many of the toys belong to members of the Missouri National Guard and their families.

The display is free and open to the public during regularly scheduled business hours Monday through Friday.

The Museum of Missouri Military History was established in 1996 and acquires, preserves, protects and displays military equipment, records, relics and memorabilia representing the Missouri Militia and the Missouri Army and Air National Guard heritage.

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