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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Toys and Games ➔ Atari 2600

Identifier:
2012.22.1
Description:
Complete, working Atari 2600 video game console, with two joysticks, AC adapter, television connector cable, and games.;The Atari 2600, released in 1977, is the ancestor of modern video game systems. Atari popularized the concept of an in-home console, connected to a television, with a variety of games available on separate cartridges.
Date:
circa 1978
Materials:
Plastic, Metal
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Aimee Dehollander
Exhibits/Programs
Be Curious (October 1 2013 – March 1 2015)
Rotating display of recently accessioned artifacts.

Game On (2012)

TOYS! (2018 – 2019)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will present an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  This GRPM original exhibit will feature toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras.
Makers/Donors
Atari

DeHollander,Aimee
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