Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences President Martin Rae (second from left) visits The Strong to explore its exhibits and extensive collections. Pictured here in the ICHEG lab with The Strong's Rollie Adams (far left) and ICHEG's Don Daglow, Jon-Paul Dyson, and Jeremy Saucier.
Nazareth College graduate students share research on play therapy theory with museum guests and staff.
KidsOutandAbout.com readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 10th year in a row.
Victoria de Rijke, associate professor at Middlsex University in London, visits The Strong to research the role of play in an artist’s creative process.
The Strong joins Bivona Child Advocacy Center’s Greater Rochester Darkness to Light Collaborative as a “Partner in Prevention.”
TripAdvisor awards The Strong a Certificate of Excellence in recognition of the museum’s top ratings from travelers.
The Rochester Regional Library Council awards The Strong’s libraries an honorable mention its 2014 Library of the Year contest.
The Strong welcomes more than 70 game and puzzle collectors, historians, and industry leaders as part of the Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors (AGPC) 30th Annual Convention.
Northwood Elementary School students present more than 1,000 National Toy Hall of Fame nominations for the Rubik’s Cube to The Strong’s Chris Bensch and Patricia Hogan.
The Strong exhibits historically significant Parker Brothers games—including Rook (1906) and Derby Day (1959)—in a new display on the museum’s second floor.
The Strong recognizes 16 volunteers for more than 2,100 hours of dedicated service in 2013.
Fellowship recipient Marilyn C. Solvay, adjunct professor of cultural anthropology at Husson University in Maine, visits The Strong to inform development of a popular history book on the subject of Old Maid and a new version of the card game.
The Strong hosts The Association for the Study of Play’s 40th Annual Conference, titled “Play: Connecting the Past, Present & Future.”
The Strong acquires a massive collection of original artwork, design notes, schematics, game source code, corporate records, and one-of-a-kind artifacts that document the history of Atari’s coin-operated video game and pinball divisions from 1972 to 1999.
The Strong hosts the Monroe County 2014 State of the County address.
Lella Gandini, Italian-born author and early childhood educator best known in the United States as the leading advocate for the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, donates papers and research materials to The Strong.
The Strong welcomes nearly 1,100 students from more than 20 area high schools to the 24th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference.
Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife by Raiford Guins (MIT Press) features The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG) extensively, including game preservation insights from ICHEG director Jon-Paul Dyson.
Jon-Paul Dyson and Jeremy Saucier, director and assistant director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG), attend the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco.
The Strong announces the Mary Valentine and Andrew Cosman Research Fellowships to provide financial support for scholarly play research about games and related topics of play.
FamilyFun magazine names The Strong the number one “Family Museum in the Country” and the nation’s number four overall “Favorite Family Destination.”
Fellowship recipient Robert Guyker from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California visits The Strong to research the convergence of myth, play, and video games.
Dr. William Dietz, a physician who works with the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation on issues related to physical activity and health, tours The Strong during a recent visit to Rochester. Pictured here (right) with museum President and CEO G. Rollie Adams.
The Strong acquires the Brøderbund Software, Inc. Collection, an assemblage of nearly 1,500 of the company’s games, consumer software, corporate records, and related materials donated by company founder Doug Carlston.
Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, speaks in Kyoto, Japan on video game preservation at Ritsumeikan University and at the International Game Studies Conference.
Gwen Gordon, producer and director of Seriously!, a creative documentary about the power of play, tours The Strong and its library and archives. Pictured here (right) with Scott Eberle, The Strong’s vice president for play studies.
USA Today readers name The Strong one of the 10 best museums for families in the United States
Video game designer and producer Warren Spector (left) tours museum’s collections and archives with Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
Beth Lathrop joins The Strong as its new director of libraries. Lathrop is responsible for advancing the libraries’ collections, services, and visibility.
The Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, highlights The Strong’s commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle in its national blog.
Fellowship recipient Douglas Guerra, assistant professor of literature and technology at the State University of New York at Oswego, visits The Strong to research 19th-century games.
Fellowship recipient Rebecca Hernandez-Gerber from New York University visits The Strong to research video game collecting methods and preservation.
The Strong displays plans for its future Toy Halls of Fame gallery—a key Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council tourism project—in Albany during concourse activities leading up to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address.