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New Blog Post: Behind the Scenes: Conservation at The Strong
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Visit the museum's outdoor Discovery Garden and be inspired to take part in the CornHill Arts Festival Fairy House Tour. https://www.fairyhouses.com/events/fairy-houses-at-corn-hill-arts-festival-rochester-ny/
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New Blog Post: From Italy to Rochester, Looking for the Meaning of Play
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New Blog Post: Playmobil Play Sets - In my previous blog titled I’d Like to Thank All the Little People, I described the profound impact that Fisher-Price’s Play Family had on my preschool years in the early 1970s. What I could not have realized during those formative years is that, almost 4,000 miles away in Zirndorf, Germany, another type of play set—Playmobil—was...
Play Stuff blog explores toys, games, and all sorts of other stuff for play - past and present.
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New Blog Post: Sid Sackson: Game Player and Designer - The Strong not only collects playthings, but also acquires significant material related to the invention, manufacture, and use of those playthings. One of the museum’s treasures is the collection of games, game prototypes, and archives from noted American game inventor and historian, Sid Sackson. Sackson (1920–2002) is revered among inventors, collectors, and serious players, for...
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New Blog Post: Domestic Hobbies: The Fight for Community in the Face of Isolation and Injustice
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New Blog Post: Dino-MITE! - GIFT SHOP. Those two words might strike fear into the hearts of museum-going parents, but for children who have been bribed into good behavior, it is a beacon. Don’t disappear, don’t have a tantrum, don’t break anything—you may be rewarded with something from the museum’s gift shop. I grew up in Pittsburgh, where we had...
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New Blog Post: Installing Ralph Baer’s Desk at The Strong - Museums have long memorialized genius. While art museums preserve great paintings and sculptures, history museums collect and preserve a wide-ranging record of the ways individuals, groups, and companies have shaped our society. The Strong’s focus on the history and meaning of play has guided its efforts to preserve a comprehensive collection of artifacts that document...
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Installation is underway for the exclusive The Force at Play exhibit, where guests can learn about the revolutionary impact of the Star Wars franchise on play and playthings! Opens Saturday, June 11. http://www.museumofplay.org/exhibits/force-play http://ow.ly/i/ka6Ui
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New Blog Post: Nancy Drew and the Case of the Girl Gamers - Recently, debates about women and video games have been making the rounds. The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Colbert Report, for instance, have drawn attention to what it can be like for women in gaming communities. They explain that women face a lot of pushback and find themselves viewed as unwelcome visitors in...
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Join us for Supercalifragilistic Weekend this Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15. http://www.museumofplay.org/calendar
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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 and children.