Located just over a mile from the Glen Dale factory, in historical Moundsville, West Virginia, the Marx Toy Museum stands dedicated to helping preserve the wonder and legacy of Marx Toys. As part of its mission, the Marx Toy Museum hosted a Marx Employee Day on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 to celebrate the men and women who dedicated their lives to some of the most popular toys in toy history!
At its peak, the Glen Dale factory employed over 2,000 people, and its assembly lines were in constant motion until the company ceased operations, in 1980. Over the years, thousands of workers, spanning multiple generations, found their employment at Marx Toys. Throughout the Ohio valley, retirees of Marx continue to reminisce fondly about their years of labor as ‘Santa’s Helpers.’ Families of those employees who are no longer alive hold on dearly to the legacy of their loved ones, and continue to pass down stories and experiences of what it was like to work at Marx, as told by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors.
Employees and families were encouraged to bring along old factory-related photos, paperwork, and memorabilia to share. The stories, information, and photos will be recorded and added to the museum displays for future visitors to enjoy the accounts of the Marx employees.
More Information, Photos, and Employee Names to be Posted in the Coming Weeks!!!