Display shows lunchboxes through the years

November 26, 2013

The Central Office display case has a special collection that has been causing a lot of buzz lately. You might also start hearing theme songs in your head from your childhood as your browse the collection of lunch boxes on loan from the Northside Museum Association.

Lunch boxes have been around since 1935, and have taken many forms since then. Mickey Mouse was on the first licensed character lunch box, which was a lithographed oval tin with a handle and a pull-out tray inside, according to the Museum Association researchers.

The display, housed in the lobby at the 5900 Evers Road Central Office complex, features lunch boxes from the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s  to today ranging from various Disney characters to GI Joe, Scooby Doo, and the Flintstones.

Be sure to stop by to take a look at the collection for a trip down memory lane.