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Toy halls of fame to join forces

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The National Museum of Play takes play seriously. At 282,000 square feet, it is the largest children’s museum in the nation. It features the National Toy Hall of Fame.

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

The great minds of the toy industry will be honored alongside their famous creations when the Toy Industry Hall of Fame combines with the National Toy Hall of Fame under a partnership announced Tuesday.

The National Toy Hall of Fame gallery at the Strong museum in Rochester, N.Y., will undergo $4 million in renovations, with the goal of opening the combined hall in the fall of 2015.

The Toy Industry Hall of Fame, whose inductees have included Milton Bradley, Walt Disney and George Lucas, has been without a physical presence for eight years since the closure of the International Toy Center in New York City.

Leaders of both halls have been talking for some time about combining the two as a way to raise their visibility and exposure.

 

 
 


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