That History Day Guy

July 28, 2008

Play around with a Topic

Filed under: Topics — historydayguy @ 5:40 pm

So History Day Guy is an educator, but also a museum guy…. This past weekend the history kids and the history wife took a trip to the Strong Museum in Rah Cha Cha ,NY. . If you have never been, this museum is dedicated to the history and culture of Play.

History

Margaret Woodbury Strong, a prolific collector of everyday objects, especially dolls and toys, founded the museum in 1968. The next year, she died and left her considerable estate to help support it. Fourteen years later, the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum opened in a new, 156,000-square-foot building on 13 acres in downtown Rochester. http://www.strongmuseum.org/about_us/history.html

So do you know where I am going with this? Individual in history? Yeah, you know the drill. I think Maggie has a great story and the City of Rah Cha Cha and museums everywhere have been impacted by the ground breaking model pursued here. One of the women I work with said this was one of the places that most influenced her professionaly.

So I know you really wanted to do Susan B. Anthony, but take a ride over to the Strong and inquire at the desk about ol’ Maggie and see if this might be a playful topic for 08′!

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