MORE ABOUT THE MUSEUM media, appearances and features, etc. include:
-AAA Magazine, March 2012 Get up & Go Section:Yo-Yo & Skill Toy Convention 2012
-featured in Wisconsin Trails Magazine
May-June 2010. "Just might be Wisconsin's most colorful museum..."
Story + beautiful color photo of 12 tops and spinners.
-Tokyo, Japan: TV program Home Stay in the World, Yuki Ota, producer, worked with her for world record application
-the book WEIRD WISCONSINincludes us as a delightfully eccentric museum: Authors Linda S. Godfrey and Richard D. Hendricks (You may order a copy from us, autographed by the Top Lady, who is written about in the book. Email from this website for details.)
-DISCOVER WISCONSIN TV program, airs in 9 states on FOX TV: Story
-PBS' Wild Chicago TV fun show of odd & unusual things in the greater Chicago area. Aired in 11 states.
We are in the their book:Wild Chicago Companion Guidebook to the Wildly popular TV Show book by Will Cloinger, Mindy Bell, Harvey Moshman
-the cover of Spirit Magazine, with extensive article
-Ripley’s Believe It or Not TV show (episode #420): first aired October 2003, watch re-runs, they appear 2 or 3 times per year we hear
Dave Nemo Show, Sirius XM Satellite Radio: appeared on the segment Destination Detours, in a live interview with Dave and Judith Schulz, Oct. 29, 2013. The Dave Nemo Show is a favorite with truckers.
-Reminisce magazine, The Magazine That Brings Back the Good Times. 2 full pages center: story & photographs (Nov-Dec.1998)
-introduced & recommended by the famous comedy team The Smother’s Brothersduring their live show
Milwaukee Magazine: feature article
the famous Green Sheet: front page feature, Milwaukee Journal
Farm Family America magazine, featured article
Contact Kids Magazine, a Sesame Street publication
Off Beat Museumsbook: one of the 50 museums selected from the entire United States for the book
Milwaukee Metro-Parent, feature about the museum's annual Yo-Yo Convention
tour books: Eccentric America; AAA Travel Guide; Oddball Wisconsin; Mobile Travel Guide; Fun with the Family in Wisconsin; Great Little Museums of the Midwest; Museums, Zoos, & Botanical Gardens of Wisconsinby Anton Rajer, and many others
contributor to Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos, which is in the Smithsonian (we are honored!) and copies are for sale in our gift shop
Games Around the World - Spinning Toysby Dana Meachen Rau: photographs of tops in the book are from the Top Museum, collection of Judith Schulz
a 1994 book by Kristin Visser with
a questions about the Spinning
Top & Yo-Yo Museum (formerly called
Spinning Top Exploratory Museum)
on page 57
newspaper features include: Racine Journal Times, Burlington Standard Press, Journal Times (Racine County, WI), The Week (Delavan, WI), Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), Green Bay Gazette, Kenosha News, Janeville Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily Herald, Chicago Parent, Cleveland, The Indiania Times, Simpson Free Press (Madison), Milwaukee's famous former prestigious Green Sheet, and many other newspapers
radio guest on talk shows including: WHAD (Wisconsin Public Radio), WRJN, WMCW, WFAW, WMIL (FM 106.1 country) and stations in 8+ other states and Canada and Australia
guest on television shows in 4 states
MGM MOVIE: The Top Museum and the Top Lady are listed in the credits of My Summer Story; sequel to A Christmas Story; as the Tops Expert. She taught the stars how to spin tops, provided top advice & is the actual & expert spinner for many of the scenes in the MGM film. Click on this for more on the the museum's role in the movie!
Midwest Living Magazine; Nick, Jr. Magazine; & the Chicago Tribune recommend our annual Yo-Yo Convention as a celebration to attend!
Old World Wisconsin: a featured presentation at WPR's (Wisconsin Public Radio) Listener Appreciation Day luncheon program
featured guest at Spotlight On Racine, a live news & comedy show with actors & interviewers for a live audience
ChocolateFest: conducted two yo-yo contests for the annual festival
WBSD October 1, 2006 89.1 FM an interview with the Spinning Top Museum director
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation): Live radio interview on the Larry Fedoruk News/Talk Show 610 CBC about the Yo-Yo Convention held in March 2007
Verona, Italy: the International Guest as top spinner at International Festival of ancient and historic children's games that were (and are) played in the streets and roads around the world
GUMBO TVfilmed segments at the 12th Annual Yo-Yo Convention, March 2007
On The Waterfront Music Festivals Rockford Illinois: Street performer
KidsFest: Hands-on top spinning with thousands of children and families at Wisconsin State Fair Park, sponsored by MetroParent Magzazine, April 15, 2007
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Convention held in Madison Wisconsin: yo-yo performer at a company's booth: 2008
Wisconsin Woman Magazine April 2008: photo and info Yo-Yo Convention
Conducted Yo-Yo Contest, Walworth County Fair 2008
Antique Week Magazine: Sept 2009, article about this museum and collecting yo-yos
Family Fun Magazine'sOctober 2013 issue: "the fun list" page featuring a large photo of a top, and a recommendation to take part in the free International Top Spinning Day (held 2nd Wed. of October, every year, wherever you are)
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle newspaper, Dec. 2014 Dreidle article showcases our largest dreidle and invites readers to see the exhibit at the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum.
Our Wisconsin magazine, Feb-March 2016, photos of Duncan yo-yos from the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum, collection of Judith Schulz
and many more
SPINNING TOP & YO-YO MUSEUM 533 Milwaukee AV, Burlington, WI 53105 USA www.topmuseum.org (262)763-3946 ...............................................................
gyroscopes are tops, too
Gyroscopes are part of the exhibit at the Spinning Top Museum with examples from many countries including France, England, the United States, Norway, China, and Japan. Kinder eggs, Marx Ballet Dancer, Mr.Potato Head, Charlie Brown, the Eiffel Tower, the Jockey Top Gyro, Wonder Clown, the Jumping Wizard, endless classic gyroscopes from numerous manufacturers plus many Wizzzers are exhibited, to name a few.
The annual Gyroscope Contest is held at the museum with Tedco gyroscopes as the prizes. You are invited to the contest, just give us a call for the time and date. (262)763-3946