Museum News

Beyond The Oregon Trail Online Exhibit
May 14, 2020

The Strong launches Beyond The Oregon Trail: Six PC Franchises that Helped Us Learn online exhibit in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. 

May 7, 2020

The Strong receives prototypes from the late Ralph Baer, creator of the first home video game system. 

Ten Iconic Balls
April 30, 2020

The Strong launches Ten Iconic Balls that Made Play Shake, Bounce, and Roll online exhibit in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. 

April 20, 2020

The Strong launches an online exhibit, Five Board Games that Changed Play, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

2020 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists
March 19, 2020

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2020. 

10Best Readers' Choice
February 28, 2020

USA Today 10Best names The Strong a top 10 children's museum in North America in its Readers' Choice Awards. 

Carol Spencer
February 27, 2020

Barbie fashion designer and author Carol Spencer visits The Strong’s world-class collection of dolls and toys.  

February 12, 2020

The Strong's scholar-in-residence and Rochester Institute of Technology professor Stephen Jacobs (left) visits Stern Pinball in Chicago. (RIT offers a pinball history and design class in partnership with The Strong.)

 

February 6, 2020

The Strong publishes Play: A Basic Pathway to the Self by noted play scholar Thomas Henricks, professor emeritus at Elon University. 

Mary Valentine
January 23, 2020

Museum trustee and long-time supporter Mary Valentine pledges a gift of $1 million to Powered by Play: A Campaign for The Strong. 

Wolk Admission Rendering
December 18, 2019

The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation pledge $500,000 to Powered by Play: A Campaign for The Strong and will name the admission area in The Strong's expansion.

Making Monopoly Online Exhibit
December 18, 2019

The Strong launches Making Monopoly online exhibit in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. 

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