The Marx Toy & Train Collectors National Convention (I think they win longest con name in the state) was started in 1998 by the owners of the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. It is a way to preserve the history of the Louis Marx & Company who made toys in the Ohio Valley. This year’s con is Friday June 20th and Saturday June 21st at the Kruger Street Museum in Wheeling.
They have already sold out of vendor tables for this year, but non-table holders who wish to register should call 304-242-8133. Your pass to the con will also serve as your pass to the museum.
Thursday night will be for set-up and regular museum tours. Anyone in town can stop by to pick up registration and tour the museum.
Registration opens up at 9am on Friday and table holders may unload and set up at this time. The swap meet opens at 10am and goes till 4pm, this will be open to attendees only. At noon a group photo of everyone will be taken in front of the museum and copies will be made for purchase afterwards. There will be a workshop at 3pm. At 6pm an informal get-together/dinner will be held.
On Saturday the swap meet will be open from 9am to 3pm, for attendees and museum visitors this time. A workshop on Unusual or Rare Marx will run at 11am. At 1pm Bill Felege a former artist/toy designer from the Marx plant will speak. Another to be determined workshop will be at 2:30pm. From 3-5pm will be pack up and last tours of the museum.
Another fun looking show for collectors of old toys and those interested in the history of them. Anyone who is a Marx enthusiasts will want to be here. Unfortenatly I have other plans that weekend.