LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--The newest exhibit at the Frazier History Museum is officially open and featuring more than 17,000 toy soldiers.

The Stewart Toy Soldier gallery is one of the largest collections of historic toy soldiers on public display in the world, featuring different time periods.

For the first time, the one of kind exhibit takes these soldiers out from behind the glass, beyond collectors and into the hands of children (both young and at heart) who simply want to play.

The Stewart Toy Soldier Gallery is possible thanks to a generous donation of toy soldiers to the Frazier by Charles Stewart of Frankfort, Kentucky.