The newly reinterpreted and vastly expanded Stewart Toy Soldier Gallery at The Frazier History Museum is one of the premiere collections of toy soldiers in the United States, and one of the largest collection of historic toy soldiers on public display in the world. Made possible thanks to a generous donation of toy soldiers from Charles Stewart of Frankfort, Kentucky, whose love of toy soldiers began as a boy and continues today with a collection of nearly 13,000 world class figures representing approximately 114 historic toy soldier and figure manufacturers.
With over 16,000 toy soldiers in its collection and over 10,000 soon-to-be on display, The Stewart Toy Soldier Gallery brings the toy soldier experience out from behind the glass, and into the hands of children (both young and at heart) who simply want to play. The exhibit allows visitors to browse makers, styles and periods of treasured miniatures, while using their imaginations to experience a tiny world of play though hands-on interactives.
The Frazier's expanded toy soldier collection highlights a connection to local history and culture with the The Louisville Home Guard, and The Kentucky Derby sets on display on the 1st floor.