Golden Age Toys & the Remember When Toy Museum was opened in the 1987 by Robert Wyatt of Canton Missouri.
Robert started Wyatt Industries with his wife, Carol, to produce and sell toys and play sets.
The play sets that he makes are still available for purchase today.
Robert enjoyed collecting Marx Toys and has opened the Museum to showcase the collection along with many other toys you would find from the 1950's to more modern collectibles. In 1990's Robert and a
Article in people magazine.
People. 05/18/98, Vol. 49 Issue 19, p98.
When the Lewis County school board voted last
spring to close the elementary school in LaGrange, Mo. (pop. 1,102),
most parents figured their kids would soon be riding a yellow bus to the
big, modern facility in Ewing, 17 miles away. "It's the trend to run
schools like factories," says Bob Wyatt, 50, recently retired after 29
years as a school librarian. "But I guess I'm a traditionalist."
And what could be more traditional than a one-room school-house?
Thus inspired, Wyatt—an antiques collector who had already built a
small, replica 19th-century village on his property—launched Cedar Falls
School, an as-yet-unaccredited private academy that charges $5 a day.
Though the teacher provides his 17 grade-school pupils with antique
desks and teaches some math lessons with an aged cash register, the
school's 10 computers and satellite dish prove he's in touch with the
modem world. "I keep my ear to the ground to learn new ways of doing
things," he says.
Wyatt conducts two four-hour sessions daily (younger kids in the
afternoon, older ones in the morning) and earns high marks from parents
for his reading, writing and arithmetic lessons—and for occasionally
teaching history in period costumes and encouraging his students to
follow suit. "He's made my little girl love learning," says Sherry
Strong, who directs career counseling at Canton's Culver-Stockton
College. "I couldn't ask for more than that."
Neither could her 9-year-old daughter Colette. Why? "I'm going back in time!" she says. "And it's funner here."
Our Brochure from the 1990's:
Recent Updates for
2016 include a
Classic Car Collection.