Legacy of Play Day

Legacy of Play Day


Join us  Monday, February 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Gilbert House Children’s Museum hosts Legacy of Play Day each year on Presidents’ Day.  The event honors our Museum’s namesake, Salem-born A.C. Gilbert.  Gilbert was a scholar, inventor, Olympic athlete, gold medalist, entrepreneur, magician, and so much more.  He left the world a legacy of play through a variety of inventions including magic sets, toys, and his famous Erector Sets.

The Legacy of Play Day is a FREE admission day.  We seek to continue A.C. Gilbert’s spirit of tinkering, engagement, and discovery by offering a day of exploration at Gilbert House for all!  Enjoy 16 hands-on exhibits, our Outdoor Discovery Area, and S.T.E.A.M. surprises throughout the Museum. We hope this event will celebrate and contribute to building and strengthening a culture of innovation and play in our community.

Address:  116 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Parking:  Free parking available in Riverfront Park or nearby Marion Parkade


If you would like to partner with us as a business sponsor for this event, please contact our Executive Director, Alicia Bay, at executivedirector@acgilbert.org.

2020 Event Sponsors: The City of Salem, PGE, Cafe Yumm!,and Salem Clinic.