First Ever "Generation X" Museum Set To Open Soon

"The forgotten generation" is getting a little bit of recognition. The Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois (about 5 hours from Nashville) is opening up an exhibition in October called "Growing Up X", celebrating all of the things that defined the formative years of those born between 1965 and 1980.

So what do you put in a Gen X Museum?

Well it seems that the museum is hoping that Gen Xers will donate from their own collection. There's an online survey you can fill out and share your memories and experiences if you were born in those years. They're looking for things like your favorite toys and games, movies, TV shows, books, music, and clothing, and asking them to donate for display if possible.

They're very specific about some of the items they're looking for as well - relics from the past like the Walkman, the earliest cell phones, Choose Your Own Adventures books, Trapper Keepers, D.A.R.E. shirts, and action figures.

Would you travel 5 hours to visit a museum that reminds you of your childhood? I think I might!!

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