The Oregon Trail, MECC, and the Rise of Computer Learning

Explore the history of educational software at The Oregon Trail, MECC, and the Rise of Computer Learning display at The Strong museum. Learn about the pioneering Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation (MECC), which played a prominent role in helping schools to integrate computers into classroom learning:

  • See versions of MECC’s iconic games, such as The Oregon Trail, Storybook Weaver, and Word Muncher.
  • View internal pictures and press clippings describing the company and its impact on games and education.
  • Play original versions of The Oregon Trail and learn about its creation.
  •  See The Oregon Trail’s influence on pop culture with branded cereal boxes, mugs, card games, and other items.

The Oregon Trail, MECC, and the Rise of Computer Learning display is included with general museum admission fees.