Retrograde fluidly and dynamically bridges the gap between entertainment and education to create a sense of community and inclusion among all types of people, young and old.
Retrograde has an extensive gallery of retro video games, collectibles, toys, and board games. Exhibits include art from cartoons, video games, and toys, interactive experiences with original retro-hardware, toys, and accessories. A full line up of arcades, with thousands of games to choose from. In an effort to preserve toys, hardware, software, and the nostalgia that they produce, we host a vast collection of rarities, oddities, and collectibles.
We believe in inclusive relationships within our community. We strive to bridge the gaps between our community and local organizations through partnerships, and our own programs. We bring to the table an extraordinarily vast collection of vintage antique toys, video games and pop-culture, all on display for anyone to view. In addition to fostering play within nostalgic ‘edutainment’, we also accept and redistribute donations, such as canned goods, hygienic products, children’s clothing, shoes, diapers, baby supplies, and more. We are host to Tools For School, wherein we collect and redistribute school supplies to children in need. We also partner with other local charities and organizations, such as the Johnson County United Way, Rise, Survival House, Cosplay for Hope, and many others.
Retrograde is owned and operated by Brian Chamberlin, and Ryan Edmondson, President and Vice-president of Children’s Community Charity. Board members also include, CO-VP Jed Rhodes, Treasurer Kieth Allen, Secretary Bob Burleyson, and Board Adviser Matthew Carver