Museum News

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). 
Lual Mayen
Lual Mayen (center), South Sudanese game developer and founder of Junub Games, shares his story with The Strong's staff about of growing up in a refugee camp and self-teaching himself to make video games. 
Eva Nwokah
Eva Nwokah, recipient of the G. Rollie Adams Research Fellowship and professor at Our Lady of the Lake University, visits The Strong to examine how authors use words and images to create meaning for children. 
Aria Halliday
Aria Halliday, fellowship recipient and assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire, visits The Strong to explore the contributions of black women to popular culture. 
Peter Licari
Fellowship recipient Peter Licari, PhD candidate at the University of Florida, visits The Strong to research the influence of video games on political attitudes. 

May 2019

World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The World Video Game Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2019: Colossal Cave Adventure, Microsoft Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, and Super Mario Kart.

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