Museum News

September 26, 2019

The Strong receives rare "Chairman's Special Award" from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the creation of a major exhibit as part of its expansion project. 

2019 National Toy Hall of Fame Finalists
September 11, 2019

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.

September 6, 2019

The Strong welcomes fellowship recipient Cristina Di Maio from Macerata University in Torino, Italy. 

September 5, 2019

The Strong and partners welcome the first class of students as part of the Strong Employment and Lifelong Foundations (SELF) program.

August 27, 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. 

Scott Adams display unveiling
July 25, 2019

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.

The original mobile games front screen
July 24, 2019

The Original Mobile Games, a minigame collection developed jointly by The Strong museum, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and Second Avenue Learning, is now available on the Nintendo Switch platform. 

Don Bookman and Gail Berwald
July 19, 2019

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
July 10, 2019

The Strong welcomes guests from the American Council of the Blind for guided tours of the museum.

Mark Lesser
June 25, 2019

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). 

SELF (Strong Employement and Life Foundation)
June 25, 2019

The Strong, Arc of Monroe, AutismUp, and Monroe One BOCES launch SELF (Strong Employement and Life Foundation) internship program.  


Lual Mayen
June 20, 2019

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.