Pamela A. Vorachek has been executive director of A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village (a children’s museum) in Salem, Oregon, for over nine years.
Alfred Carlton Gilbert (1884-1961)
A.C. Gilbert—the inventor of the Erector Set and other educational toys—was born on February 15, 1884, in Salem, Oregon. As a young boy, he was very athletic and once ran away with a minstrel show to become the "Champion Boy Bag Puncher of the World." Gilbert attended track meets at …