Royal Ball at The Strong Museum February 11 & 12

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

January 26, 2017

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Royal Ball
at The Strong® Museum
February 11 & 12

Sound the trumpets! Come dressed in regal attire for the Royal Ball at The Strong museum on Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet Her Majesty the Queen and travel to a land from long ago for a weekend of live music, pageantry, and dance.

Enjoy sprightly dance tunes and soaring melodies from Nonesuch Early Music Ensemble. Nonesuch is composed of Mitzie Collins on hammered dulcimer and percussion instruments; John Heyer on the hurdy-gurdy, hammered dulcimer, and recorders; and Roxanne Ziegler on Celtic harp and small percussion instruments. 

Also, all weekend long:

  • Attend a “feast” at the royal banquet table.
  • Visit the Fairy Godmother to receive a special bejeweled gift.
  • Complete a quest and be knighted by the Queen.
  • Visit Rapunzel’s Hair Salon for a fancy braided up-do.
  • Challenge yourself to a game of croquet with the infamous Queen of Hearts.

All Royal Ball activities are included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten in part by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.


Museum Hours: Monday–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 $14.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 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.