Best of: “Growing Up X” at the Illinois State Museum
To continue our conversation about Generation X and the culture they grew up with, host Brian Mackey took a trip to the Illinois State Museum in Springfield to visit its exhibit "Growing Up X."
This conversation originally aired Feb. 16, 2023.
Curator of History, Illinois State Museum, Springfield Campus
It’s #GIJoeDay! Hasbro released #GIJoe toys in Feb 1964. In the 70s, during Vietnam, Hasbro replaced G.I. Joe’s war theme w/an adventure theme.Then in 1982, Hasbro relaunched #GIJoe on a 3.75” scale. Under Reagan, the military was popular again, so Joe was back to war.#GrowingUpX pic.twitter.com/TzBA15wwlF— Illinois State Museum (@ILStateMuseum) February 1, 2023
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