The Strong Names James Norman Honorary Trustee

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

April 8, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

James Norman Named
Honorary Trustee at The Strong

The Strong® is pleased to announce that James H. Norman, president and CEO of Action for a Better Community, has been named honorary trustee. Norman served on The Strong’s board of trustees from 2000 to 2015, including serving as vice chair on three occasions and serving eight years as chair of the personnel committee. During his service, Norman participated in and contributed importantly to a number of large-scale initiatives including the museum’s 2006 expansion and its transition to an institution devoted solely to the study of the critical role of play in learning and human development.  

 “Throughout his years serving on the board of trustees, James Norman demonstrated unflagging and enthusiastic support for the museum,” says G. Rollie Adams, president and CEO of The Strong. “As a long-time member and chair of the personnel committee, he also provided invaluable experience, perspective, and leadership in ways that intelligently served the interests of both the staff of the museum and the institution itself.”

Norman lives with his wife in Webster.

About The Strong

The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. Known widely as the nation’s museum of play, The Strong blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) to explore the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.