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.
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, 2023. 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.
Submit your nomination by July 31st!