Cinderella Weekend at The Strong September 27 & 28

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

August 26, 2014

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

Cinderella Weekend
at The Strong Museum
September 27 & 28   

Step into a world of enchantment during Cinderella Weekend at The Strong® museum on Saturday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, September 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. Wear your most exquisite princess gown and pose for pictures with Cinderella.

Learn proper manners and courtly etiquette from Cinderella’s evil stepmother and ugly stepsisters. The ugly stepsisters are played by dancers who performed in Rochester City Ballet's spring showing of Cinderella.

Visit with award-winning artist and illustrator Nancy Wiley and view original works of art from her new book—Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper. Wiley creates unique photo illustrations that are inspired by fine art, mythology, and fairy tales to recreate classic stories.

Learn about Wiley’s creative process and view her unique doll-making molds and hand-painted dolls in various stages of completion. Wiley's creations include whimsical doll figures made of paper, clay or porcelain; figurative sculpture; mixed media pieces; and paintings.

Snap a photo in the magical pumpkin carriage, view Cinderella artifacts in Game Time!, and explore Cinderella story adaptations in Reading Adventureland.

All Cinderella Weekend activities are included with general museum admission fees.


Museum Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.