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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Podcast Posting: A Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY is a Smithsonian Affiliate museum that documents the history of play in American culture. Established in 1969 and based initially on the personal collection of Rochester, NY native Margeret Woodbury Strong.

The museum opened to the public in 1982. Since then it has refined and increased its collections, which number more than 500,000 items, and expanded twice, in 1997 and 2006.

The museum is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame, teh National Center for the History of Electronic Games, and the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play and produces the American Journal of Play.

In this conversation, we speak Susan Trien from Musuem of Play/Toy Hall of Fame about some of the highlights to be found there.

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