National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees

Puppet, Twister, and Super Soaker named 2015 National Toy Hall of Fame inductees.

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    The producer of the iconic game The Oregon Trail donates a collection of materials to The Strong that documents the history of the pioneering company and illuminates the ways that it integrated its educational products into school curricula around the nation. 
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    KidsOutandAbout.com readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 12th year in a row.
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    The Strong displays the Florida work desk of inventor Ralph Baer, video game pioneer and inventor of the memory game Simon and other toys, in its eGameRevolution exhibit. Baer’s son, Mark, friend and co-worker Bob Pelovitz, and the museum’s Jon-Paul Dyson pictured at the unveiling ceremony.
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    The Strong launches an online timeline through Google Cultural Institute showcasing the most popular games in American history.
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    Cheryl Henson, president of The Jim Henson Foundation and daughter of the legendary puppeteer, and Karen Falk, archives director for The Jim Henson Company, tour The Strong’s collection of Henson-related artifacts with the museum’s Christopher Bensch. Pictured here with a rare, 30th anniversary Kermit the Frog, one of many objects donated by the family. 
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    The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2016: Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The Oregon Trail, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Space Invaders.