About The Strong (National Museum of Play)
Located in Rochester, NY, The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. Its multifaceted array of research, exhibits, and other interpretive and educational activities serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.
About The Hall of Fame
The National Toy Hall of Fame® at The Strong, established in 1998, recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period. Each year, the prestigious hall inducts new honorees and showcases both new and historic versions of classic toys beloved by generations.
Breyer fans and members of the public can nominate toys online through the National Toy Hall of Fame website through July 31st, 2022. An internal museum advisory committee comprised of curators, educators, and historians reviews the submitted nominations and determines which toys meet the criteria for selection. A national selection advisory committee then reviews the list of toys that meet the criteria.
You can go directly to the nomination form by clicking here. For assistance with the question, “Why does this toy deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?” we have some information below that will help you answer that question.
Inducted toys are selected on the basis of the following criteria. In addition, we have given you some ideas of how Breyer meets each criterion that may assist with your nomination. Of course, please use your own words to explain why you think Breyer Horses deserves this special recognition.
Feel free to also expand upon your own personal Breyer anecdotes in your nomination. Was your first Breyer model the thing that kickstarted your love of horses? How did it feel when you finally "found your herd" with fellow members of the model horse hobby? Have your Breyer models been passed among multiple generations? Breyer models inspire learning, artistry, creativity, and community, and it's an important part of what makes them so special.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Breyer Horses over the years – we truly appreciate each and every one of our customers who purchase our products, attend our annual BreyerFest, join our clubs, and attend our special events. We hope that you’ll share in this opportunity to be a part of Breyer history as we ask for your nomination into the National Toy Hall of Fame!