Bonnie Erickson Elected to The Strong's Board of Trustees

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

May 9, 2019

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Bonnie Erickson Elected to
The Strong’s Board of Trustees

The Strong is pleased to announce that Bonnie Erickson, co-founder of the design business Harrison/Erickson, Inc., has been elected to the museum’s Board of Trustees. Erickson has created many beloved characters for television and film, including Miss Piggy and other iconic Muppet characters. She has also held roles as creative director and product developer for Sesame Street, and is a developer of sports mascot marketing, including such mascots as the Phillie Phanatic. 

She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, Wayde Harrison. 

About The Strong

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.