Museum News

May 6, 2021

The World Video Game Hall of Fame inducts Animal Crossing, Microsoft Flight Simulator, StarCraft, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? into the class of 2021.

April 21, 2021

The Strong breaks ground on phase two of its major expansion project. 

March 18, 2021

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame announces the 12 finalists for induction: Animal Crossing, Call of Duty, FarmVille, FIFA International Soccer, Guitar Hero, Mattel Football, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Pole Position, Portal, StarCraft, Tron, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

March 10, 2021

The Strong participates in Music, Makers & Machines, a virtual exhibit experience about the history of electronic music through Google Arts & Culture and YouTube. 

March 8, 2021

ESL Federal Credit Union committs $1.5 million to The Strong's expansion project and acquires naming rights to Digital Worlds exhibit. 

Selection of artifacts, including production materials and magazine
February 23, 2021
The Strong receives a donation from the family of Buffalo-native Ralph Coppola (1948–2018), president of the coin-operated game developer and manufacturer Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (ICE) and manufacturer of the iconic Chexx (1982) “bubble hockey” game.
Shindana dolls
February 19, 2021

In conjunction with Google Arts & Culture, The Strong launches the online exhibit "A History of Shindana Toys: Dolls and Games with a Difference."

Land Lounge Lizards Graphic
December 15, 2020

The Strong acquires souce materials from the LGBTQ Game Archive, which includes the first known LGBTQ video games. 

Arch Rivals Game Controller
December 3, 2020

Insert Coin, a video game documentary that made use of The Strong's archives and screened at the museum last year, releases to virtual cinema.

NBA 2K Video Game Cover
December 2, 2020

The Strong launches "Ten Sports Video Games that Changed the Digital Playing Field" online exhibit through Google Arts & Culture. 

Democrat and Chronicle Logo
December 1, 2020

Readers of the Democrat and Chronicle name The Strong the top museum and top family amusement in Rochester. 

Toy hall of fame inductees
November 5, 2020

The Strong inductees Jenga, Baby Nancy, and Sidewalk Chalk into the National Toy Hall of Fame.