Museum News

May 2017

Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, discusses video game preservation via Skype with the attendees of the Continue: 2017 Conference at the National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham, England. 
The Strong recognizes 12 volunteers for nearly 1,400 hours of dedicated service in 2016.
Staff from Michigan State University Libraries tour The Strong to learn more about the museum’s video game collecting and preservation efforts. Pictured here with The Strong’s Jeremy Saucier (left) and Shannon Symonds (right). 
The Strong hosts the New York State Game Dev Challenge inaugural award ceremony.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2017: Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II
The Rochester Regional Library Council awards The Strong’s libraries an honorable mention in its 2017 Library of the Year contest. 

April 2017

The Strong’s Scott Eberle, vice president for play studies, and Jon-Paul Dyson, vice president for exhibits and director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, speak about careers in the field of history with students at the University of Buffalo. 
Jeremy Saucier, assistant director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, speaks about the state of the video game industry and the importance of preserving its history at the University of Rochester’s “Breaking Boundaries with Video Games” conference. 
USA Today readers name The Strong one of the top museums for families in the nation and the top museum in the northeast. 
The Strong welcomes nearly 600 students from 13 area high schools to the 27th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference

March 2017

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2017: Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy VII, Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Pokemon Red and Green, Portal, Resident Evil, Street Fighter II, Tomb Raider, and Wii Sports. 

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