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Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Margaret Woodbury Strong

Collector Extraordinaire

 

— People of the Coast —

 
Margaret Woodbury Strong Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 30, 2017
1. Margaret Woodbury Strong Marker
Inscription.  Margaret Woodbury Strong loved to play and recognized the importance of play to learning. She founded The Strong in 1968, and it opened to the public in 1982. The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted soley to the study of play as it illuminates American culture.

Margaret Strong played in many ways. She excelled at competative sports like achery, golf, and bowling, but also enjoyed quieter pastimes like gardening and flower arranging.

Margaret Woodbury Strong (1897 - 1969). Collecting was Margaret Strong's favorite form of play and The Strong is the legacy of the fum she had doing it. During her lifetime she amassed an unsurpassed collection fo dolls, toys, games, and other items that celebrate play.

The whimsical architecture of the museum reflects the colorful, engaging, playful experiences that await guests within.

Today The Strong continues to build on Margaret Strong's collections, exploring the many ways - past and present - that Americans play.

Many benefactors have helped to enhance the quality of life along the Seaway Trail.
 
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Margaret Woodbury Strong Marker and Museum Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 30, 2017
2. Margaret Woodbury Strong Marker and Museum Entrance
Seaway Trail, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway series list.
 
Location. 43° 9.189′ N, 77° 36.028′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Pitkin Street 0.2 miles south of East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Manhattan Square Drive, Rochester NY 14607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seward Seminary (approx. ¼ mile away); Douglass Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Eastman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rochester's Early Banks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grove Place (approx. half a mile away); Granite Building (approx. half a mile away); Austin Steward 1793-1869 (approx. half a mile away); Transportation and Commerce (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Also see . . .  The Strong/National Museum of Play. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 225 times since then. Last updated on August 4, 2020, by Ray Gurganus of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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