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The Strong Museum receives donation of Ralph Baer materials (museumofplay.org)
35 points by vo2maxer 11 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments





As a Rochester native and current resident, this is really great. If you're ever in the Finger Lakes region, the Strong Museum is absolutely worth visiting whether you have kids or not for the Toy and Video Game Halls of Fame.

I went through the MBA program at the UofR. The Strong Museum was one of our favorite places. We ended up staying in Rochester for five years (I worked remotely for three years after the grad program).

I have very fond memories of Rochester. Absolutely beautiful part of the world.


I grew up in Rochester until I left for college, and I still have family there. Of all the cultural offerings in the city, the Strong has always made the least amount of sense to us as a place to visit.

At various times, they've displayed a Sesame Street play environment, a Wegmans supermarket play environment, some Kinect-like projection stuff when that was in vogue, some arcade cabinets with pivotal games, and a greenhouse with live butterflies. They also have some collections on display in a quiet environment, such as a large collection of creepy, disintegrating American dolls through the ages.

The Strong is an important center of scholarship and has any number of culturally important artifacts in its collection, but who really has fun visiting it, other than play groups of young children visiting the pretend supermarket?


> At various times, they've displayed a Sesame Street play environment, a Wegmans supermarket play environment, some Kinect-like projection stuff when that was in vogue, some arcade cabinets with pivotal games, and a greenhouse with live butterflies.

Those are all part of their permanent exhibits.


Another great museum (not for young kids) is the George Eastman House. Beautiful old house, with lots great photography related history.



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