Museum News

August 10, 2017
Video Game Design History, an online course developed by The Strong's Jon-Paul Dyson and Rochester Institute of Technology's Steve Jacobs, was named a finalist for the 2017 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.
August 10, 2017

Bill Cullen, product manager at Sphero, takes a turn at the Sphero Robot Park in the Have a Ball exhibit. Pictured here with The Strong’s Jeremy Saucier (left) and Elliott Drury (right).

August 3, 2017

Craig Hagen, senior director of global government affairs at Electronic Arts  (second from left), and author Michael Kaufman (far right) tour the museum’s electronic games collection, research archives, and interactive exhibits. Pictured with The Strong’s Shannon Symonds, Steve Dubnik, and Jeremy Saucier. 

July 31, 2017

The Strong welcome local and state legislators for a museum tour. From right to left Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello, New York State Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and his daughter Taylor, The Strong’s President and CEO Steve Dubnik, New York State Assembly Member Harry Bronson, New York State Assembly Special Assistant Marcus Salgado and his son Jayden, Jack O’Donnell from Bolton St. Johns, and The Strong’s  Vice President for Collections Chris Bensch.

July 31, 2017

Readers of the Rochester Business Journal and Daily Record name The Strong the number one cultural attraction.

July 31, 2017

Empire State Development’s Nikita Hardy, Patricia Bayley, and Yoni Bosker tour The Strong with Vice President for Exhibits and ICHEG Director Jon-Paul C. Dyson (left).

July 28, 2017

Collectors Bradley Mariska, Philip Gonzales, and Jeremy Gloff donate a rare Berenstain Bears activity book to The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives. 

July 24, 2017

Nearly 50 journalists from around the country visit The Strong as part of the Macaroni Kids Silver Daisy Boondoggle tour of Rochester. 

July 20, 2017

Carol Shaw, the first widely recognized female game designer and creator of the best-selling River Raid (1982), donates a collection of source code, design documents, and console games to The Strong.

July 18, 2017

Fellowship recipient James Newman from Bath Spa University in England examines the localization and international reception of 1980s and 90s console video games.

July 14, 2017

The Strong hosts the first of three statewide Erie Canal Bicentennial Forums. Pictured here are The Strong’s President and CEO Steve Dubnik (right) and New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton.

July 13, 2017

Fellowship recipient Susan Asbury, PhD candidate at Penn State University, visits The Strong to examine its early board game collections and explore the role of board games in shaping American home life.