Margaret Woodbury Strong


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Margaret was born into money. Her ancestors on both sides were millionaires and it didn’t hurt that in 1920 she married a lawyer named Homer Strong. Together they had a child, Barbara, and lived in a large home on Allen’s-Creek Road in Brighton, NY. Work was started on the Strong Museum in 1973 and took 9 years to complete. The National Museum of Play at The Strong uses Margaret's collection to interpret themes of popular culture and industrialization in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


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