Life in Miniature at Heritage Christmas
Join Burnaby Village Museum for our annual Heritage Christmas event, open from November 24, 2018 until January 4, 2019. On display in our Stride Gallery is a toy store made by Helmut Wagner for his daughter, Marlies, as a Christmas present in 1956. The toy store was presented to Marlies on Christmas morning, stocked with miniature accessories made by her father or purchased by her parents. It became part of a Christmas tradition, and was given to Marlies every Christmas stocked with toys and treats. She played with it until January of February each year, when it was put away. She remembers playing with it frequently as a child.
The Wagner family moved to Burnaby in 1960. Helmut was very handy and made other items for his family, including toys for Marlies' brothers.
Come out and see all the lights and Christmas displays!