Hours: Labor Day - Thanksgiving
Tuesday--10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday--10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday--10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday--10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cambria, Cambria Toy Station, and
Dorsett Publications, LLC
630 Depot Street NE
Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
While it is still August as I write this and the weather is back to
resembling August rather than October, Autumn is just around the corner.
The leaves are still green across the track from the Scale Cabinetmaker
workshop, but we look forward to watching the colors change and quality
of light shift as the sun travels a different route.
When The Scale Cabinetmaker was still being published quarterly, August
meant Christmas as we shot the front cover art for the November issue
and planned the content around the seasonal events of November and December.
With our shift towards puzzle production in the workshop, Christmas
season starts just after Labor Day as we begin designing one-of-a-kind,
wooden 3-D puzzles and work with local craftsmen/women to create toys
seen no where else. The new products won't be available until December
1 when the rest of the depot transforms for the holiday season, and
we bring out the new products, from great infant gear from the creative
mind of Jess to the one-of-a-kind, magical stick horses from James in
Giles County, to the wonderful cloth dolls with the hand-painted faces
In the meantime:
- Check out our Specials Page for
this Autumn's Specials;
- Peruse the list of Saturday classes
(our typical mixture of art, science, math, and geography);
- Keep an eye out for our Autumn special events
(including this year's Ghost Ride) in October;
- Follow Sam the Depot Elves adventures, play games, solve puzzles,
and watch movies on the Cambria Toy Station's blog: Sam's
Curiosity Cabinet / Toy Talk
- Take care of Christmas shopping with our Melissa
& Doug Wishbook program (and potentially save a whole
bunch on your shopping); and
- Stop by during the week and pick up some of Sam's free Printables...a
different one every week.