National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on November 9 & 10

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

October 2, 2019

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

National Toy Hall of Fame® Celebration Weekend
at The Strong® Museum
November 9 & 10

Honor the newly inducted toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame and revel in a weekend of activities featuring past inductees, including Barbie and Crayola Crayons during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend at The Strong museum on Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration WeekendDelight in performances by Checkers the Inventor at noon, 2, and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Based in western New York, Checkers the Inventor performs in engaging shows throughout the upstate New York area. Join Checkers and his robot sidekick, Snoozer, in an interactive show featuring comedy, magic, juggling, and a giant balloon stunt.

At 1 p.m. each day, watch models take the runway in looks inspired by National Toy Hall of Fame inductees and designed by local modeling agency Mary Therese Friel, LLC.

All weekend long, celebrate Barbie’s 60th anniversary by dressing her friends in fashionable outfits. Use Crayola Crayons to draw a picture from your imagination and play with enlarged versions of past inductees, including Magic 8 Ball and UNO.

National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend is included with general museum admission fees. Presented in partnership with The Mary Therese Friel Modeling Agency. Programs underwritten 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 $16, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.