Margaret Woodbury Strong and the Making of The Strong National Museum of Play

Born in Rochester, New York in 1897, Margaret Woodbury Strong spent much of her life traveling the globe and collecting everyday objects and playthings. Her passions for collecting and play laid the groundwork for what would become the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play.

The Margaret Woodbury Strong and the Making of The Strong National Museum of Play online exhibit draws on materials from the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play’s Margaret Woodbury Strong Collection to trace the story of The Strong’s founder.