The Strong’s President and CEO Rollie Adams, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, and Toy Industry Association President and CEO Steve Pasierb unveil The Strong’s Toy Halls of Fame exhibit.
A textile and toy design class from Rochester Institute of Technology researches toy company history in The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play.
Fellowship recipient Benjamin Lindquist, PhD candidate from Princeton University, examines various toy and game collections at The Strong to investigate the growing importance of “fun” in contemporary religion.
Fellowship recipient Koral LaVorgna, PhD candidate from the University of New Brunswick, explores the material culture of post-World War II childhood through examination of cereal box prizes from The Strong’s collections.
Fellowship recipient Emily Aguilo-Perez, PhD candidate from Pennsylvania State University, studies museum collections and archival materials to inform a project titled “Remembering Barbie: A Study of Interactions with Barbie among Puerto Rican Females.”
Terry Marks-Tarlow, prominent psychotherapist and contributor to The Strong's American Journal of Play, tours the museum’s library and archives with Jeremy Saucier, assistant director for the International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
GUND, a subsidiary of Enesco and preeminent maker of plush toys, donates a comprehensive collection of plush figures and soft toys to The Strong.
Ward Stare (left), music director for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, examines The Strong’s sheet music collection with Curator Nic Ricketts.