Houston Toy Museum

Matt and Sara Broussard plan to open the Houston Toy Museum this summer at 321 W. 19th St. Suite C. (Contributed graphic)

If residents want to visit a place where fun and history collide, an upcoming museum will soon bring that to the table for area families.

The Houston Toy Museum announced March 3 that it plans to open in the Heights this summer at 321 W. 19th St. Suite C. It will be in the former home of the Retropolis vintage store, according to a news release from the museum.

The news release said co-owner Matt Broussard, who has been collecting vintage toys for more than 10 years, thought of the idea for the museum after his collection became too big for the garage apartment where he kept it.

"We want for people of all ages to come into the museum and immediately point to something and say, 'I remember that,’” he said.

Owned by Broussard and his wife, Sara, the museum has launched a KickStarter campaign at kickstarter.com/projects/houstontoymuseum/houston-toy-museum to help raise funds for the buildout. The campaign has a goal of $25,000, of which more than $2,800 had been raised as of Monday afternoon.

“We liked the idea that the community could be so involved with our project by pledging to back our campaign and receive some really cool rewards, or even just by helping to share and get the word out to others who might like our idea," said Sara Broussard, who will be the museum’s director of operations.

For more information, community members can call 281-305-8828 or email info@houstontoymuseum.com.

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