Celebrating Diversity at The Strong Museum January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

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

December 20, 2016

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Celebrating Diversity
at The Strong® Museum
January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Celebrating Diversity at The Strong museum on Monday, January 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Commemorate creativity and peace through theater performances, presentations, and more.

Enjoy special performances celebrating black history presented by Bright Star Theatre. At 1 p.m., see Heroes of the Underground Railroad and learn about Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, and other powerful leaders during the Abolitionist Movement in the United States. Watch Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement at 3 p.m. and learn about the pivotal moments that took place in the 1950s and 1960s, including the Montgomery bus boycott.

Meet members of Alfred University’s Art Force Five team—superheroes that use the power of creativity to promote peace—and explore art pieces created by the team and the Rochester community. Create a craft to use as a symbol of peace. Learn how to encourage positive conversations about race in You Don’t Know Me, a presentation by local high school students from ROC2Change. Experience Dr. King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech with youth members of the Carlson Metrocenter YMCA.

All Celebrating Diversity 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.