Collections

  • The Toys for Bob Skylanders Collection includes an array of objects and documentation related to the development of the franchise, including the first working prototype portal.

  • The Bromley Game Collection consists of an exceptional array of more than 5,000 first-edition strategy and simulation games, wargames, and role-playing games.

  • The Wargaming Collection at The Strong consists of an assemblage of promotional items, fan-created sculptures, and digital documentation.

  • American Pinball Companies Collection documents the history of the most important American pinball companies—Bally, Midway, and Williams.

The Strong owns and cares for the world's most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, other electronic games, books, documents, and other historical materials related to play. This unprecedented assemblage offers a unique interpretive and educational window into the critical role of play in human physical, social, and intellectual development and the ways in which play reflects cultural history.

Donate to the Collection

The Strong welcomes donations that advance the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and research objects, publications, personal papers, business records, advertising and other promotional materials, photographs, and other items that illustrate and document the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which it illuminates cultural history, particularly but not exclusively, in America. Learn more about donating to The Strong.