Museum News

October 2019

Best of Rochester 2019
City Newspaper readers name The Strong museum Rochester's best local family-friendly attraction. 
Women in Games
The Strong features nearly a dozen women from the video game industry during its second annual Women in Games event. 

September 2019

2019 National Toy Hall of Fame Finalists
The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2019: Care Bears, coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, smartphone, and top.
The Strong welcomes fellowship recipient Cristina Di Maio from Macerata University in Torino, Italy. 
The Strong and partners welcome the first class of students as part of the Strong Employment and Lifelong Foundations (SELF) program.

August 2019

Fellowship recipient Sonia Tiwari from Penn State visits The Strong to study the evolution of Maker Toys over the last 50 to 60 years. 

July 2019

Scott Adams display unveiling
Game designer Scott Adams (right), creator of the first text-based adventure game made specifically for a home computer, helps to reveal a new display at The Strong that celebrates his trailblazing work in the video game industry.
Don Bookman and Gail Berwald
Don Bookman and Gail Berwald, son and daughter of Abe Bookman, the creator of the Magic 8 Ball, visit The Strong's National Toy Hall of Fame. The hall inducted the Magic 8 Ball in 2018. 
American Council of the Blind
The Strong welcomes guests from the American Council of the Blind for guided tours of the museum.

June 2019

Mark Lesser
Mark Lesser, programmer and designer of Mattel's Auto Race and Football 1 handheld games, and Dr. Mary Ellin Logue, professor emerita at the University of Maine, visit The Strong. Pictured here with the museum's Jeremy Saucier (left).