Central Library - Lifelong Fascinations - A Portrait of Margaret Woodbury Strong

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2018-11-17 at 1:00 PM to 2018-11-17 at 2:30 PM


Margaret Woodbury Strong, the founder of what is now the world’s largest museum dedicated to the study and exploration of play, was herself an intriguing character. How did her life and collections lead to The Strong National Museum of Play? Archivist Julia Novakovic shares the story of the museum’s namesake through photographs, documents and other archival materials. Learn about how Margaret’s background set the wheels in motion for what would become the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, and other historic materials related to play.

Julia Novakovic is the Archivist at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, where she oversees the preservation of and access to archival collections of play scholars, toy inventors, game designers, video game companies, and other collections which explore play—including the Margaret Woodbury Strong Collection.

This program will be held in the Kusler-Cox Auditorium, located on the 3rd floor of the Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY.
Location: Central Library
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
Contact: Local History & Genealogy Division (585) 428-8370


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