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Tier 3

Toys and Games ➔ Game, Bowl-A-Mania

Bowl-a-mania was manufactured by Carrom Industries of Ludington, Michigan. It is a table-sized version of bowling designed to provide wholesome entertainment in the home. It consists of a hardwood play surface, with screen printed 2-color graphics, and 10 hardwood pins.  This toy is significant because it is locally made. 
9 3/4"" h 43 3/4"" w 9 3/4"" d
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Education Program
Gift of Susan Bair
Investigate: Toys & Games (June 2018)
During the Investigate program, students will take the role of Museum curators and use close observation and critical thinking to discover the origin, meaning, and importance of real objects from the Museum’s Collection. Students will learn how to handle and study primary sources and will be pushed to consider how singular objects or groups of objects can tell meaningful stories about our place.

  • Students will be able to analyze primary sources (artifacts and photographs) and make inferences about the story or significance of the sources.
  • Students will make inferences about the value or learning lesson of various toys and games that have existed across time and cultures.
Curriculum Connections:
  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • MIchigan K-12 Social Studies Standards: H2 Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago, G4 Human Systems, P1 Reading and Communication, P2 Inquiry Research and Analysis

Susan Bair

The Carrom Company
Ludington, Michigan.
Manufacturer of folding card tables, Carrom game tables, banquet tables, piano benches, and Drueke game boards and sets. Successor to the Ludington Novelty Co.

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