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Yesteryear Funland began as a dream!

Over the past four decades, Founder/Head Curator Shawn Butler has amassed thousands of toys dating from the early 1900's to present, and continues to grow daily.

His amassed collections is housed on private property in Sandusky, Ohio.

Prior to establishing Yesteryear Funland, Shawn was a successful Disc Jockey, for Streetplayers Emcee, and owner of his own company, "Total Sound Entertainment."

For twenty four years, he entertained thousands of people, and performed hundreds of weddings.

In 2013, Shawn left the entertainment world to share his passion of toys with other enthusiasts.

In early 2018, Shawn invested his time into multiple courses. He studied toy history and it's impact with children throughout the decades, including advanced studies in pop culture through online courses provided by the Smithsonian.

To further the advancement of his adventure, Shawn attended creative writing, and small business courses through Terra Community College.

In late 2018, Shawn established Yesteryear Funland LLC, a traveling toy museum designed to captivate audiences of all ages.

With the help of volunteers, Shawn travels upon request, making appearances at Senior Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, Private Parties, Schools, Libraries, and Various Organizations.