The National Toy Hall of Fame

Established in 1998, the National Toy Hall of Fame, housed at Strong National Museum of Play, recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period. The prestigious hall annually inducts and showcases new and historic versions of classic toys beloved by generations. Anyone can nominate a toy to the National Toy Hall of Fame. Final selections are made on the advice of historians, educators, and other individuals who exemplify learning, creativity, and discovery through their lives and careers. To date, 44 toys have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame, including 2009 inductees, the Ball, Big Wheel, and Game Boy.

The museum’s National Toy Hall of Fame gallery is situated at the end of a magnificent winding staircase, under a unique space-frame roof. The exhibit is filled with classic toys—past and present—and offers guests opportunities to play and explore as they learn about America’s favorite toys.

Strong National Museum of Play
One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-263-2700

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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