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The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit (Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton" includes this porcelain doll in a carriage, popular Christmas gifts for young girls at that time. (Dec. 8, 2012)

1950s Christmas in Southampton

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton" is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. until the end of December.

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton" includes these roller skates, a popular Christmas gift for children during the decade. (Dec. 8, 2012)

This wooden Speedway sled is part of the
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

This wooden Speedway sled is part of the Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton." (Dec. 8, 2012)

Michele Pasciuti, 61, of Brightwaters, stops in to
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Michele Pasciuti, 61, of Brightwaters, stops in to check out the Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton" to reminisce about her family's traditions on Christmas Day. (Dec. 8, 2012)

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Tom Curtin, 57, of Rocky Point, checks out
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Tom Curtin, 57, of Rocky Point, checks out the Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton." He saw a red fire chief pedal car that reminded him of a Christmas past. (Dec. 8, 2012)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton" includes a Barbie doll and her wardrobe, popular Christmas gifts for young girls at that time. (Dec. 8, 2012)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton" displays popular gifts, family ornaments and other Christmas items from the decade. (Dec. 8, 2012)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton" includes this porcelain doll in a carriage, popular Christmas gifts for young girls at that time. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Barbara Bergman, 63, of Rocky Point, saw a
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Barbara Bergman, 63, of Rocky Point, saw a doll she remembered getting for Christmas when checking out the Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton." (Dec. 8, 2012)

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The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Southampton Historical Museum's exhibit "A 1950s Christmas in Southampton" features multiple artificial trees decorated with ornaments from the decade. (Dec. 8, 2012)

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