Ten Iconic Balls that Made Play Shake, Bounce, and Roll

Imagine play without the ball. It’s impossible. We kick, bounce, throw, pitch, hit, pass, toss, and catch them. From ancient times to today, the ball is a universal invitation to play.
 
The Strong’s Ten Iconic Balls that Made Play Shake, Bounce, and Roll draws on a mixture of common, rare, and one-of-a-kind artifacts from the museum’s collection to explore the history of ball play.

Kids playing baseball in the street