The Toy Industry Hall of Fame at The Strong

By year-end 2015, the Toy Industry Hall of Fame and its past inductees will be displayed in a permanent public exhibit alongside the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum in Rochester, NY — the world’s only museum dedicated exclusively to study and exploration of play. Thanks to a new partnership between the museum and TIA, The Strong’s existing Toy Hall of Fame gallery will undergo a $4 million renovation and emerge as a high-tech gallery that recognizes both the people and the toys that bring the joy of play to children of all ages.

Below is a slideshow highlighting the features of the future joint gallery.

For more information about The Strong and plans for the new Halls of Fame gallery, please see below:

The Strong is dedicated to examining the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery, and illuminates cultural history. The museum, which sees on average 600,000 visitors each year, boasts the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, games, electronic games, books, photographs, documents, and other historical materials related to play. In addition to the National Toy Hall of Fame, The Strong houses the National Museum of Play, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, and the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, as well as publishes the American Journal of Play.

Additional questions may be directed to TIA’s Stacy Leistner (212.520.4858).