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Experience the nation’s most popular toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life.

Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s

Halsey Family Lecture Hall

Venues for large and small events on the Boulevard in Richmond

Spacious, multi-purpose room that can be set up many different ways. Ideal for an elegant seated dinner, a meeting, or a large reception, with photography displays from the VHS collection on the warm butter-colored walls. Features a raised stage that can accommodate a lectern or small musical group, a large drop down screen (120 inches X 160 inches), multiple microphones, unsecured WiFi and sound booth.


  • Reception-style seating: 300
  • Theater-style seating: 200
  • Banquet-style seating: 150
  • Direct kitchen access for caterers
  • Adjacent to the Cabell Gallery (useful for pre-event receptions prior to entering the lecture hall), the Bluford Classroom, the Robins Family Forum, and the Gateway to History

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