Museum News

April 2019

Lella Gandini Visits The Strong
Lella Gandini (center), the United States Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach, visits the museum with her husband, Lester Little (second from left). Pictured here with The Strong’s Steve Dubnik, Debbie McCoy, Andrew Grossman, Laurie Phelps, and Lisa Feinstein.
Mysteries at the Museum
A recent episode of Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum filmed at The Strong features Vice President for Collections Chris Bensch and the origin story of the Edison Talking Doll.  

March 2019

Archie Comics
Nancy Silberkleit (second from left), co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications, tours The Strong's collections with musem staff. 
2019 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists
The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2019: Candy Crush, Centipede, Colossal Cave Adventure, Dance Dance Revolution, Half-Life, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Myst, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Super Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. 

February 2019

Ed Fries (third from left), one of the creators of the Microsoft Xbox, and his son, Xander (second from right), tour The Strong's video game collections with musuem staff. 

January 2019

Fellowship recipient Marina Fontolan from the University of Campinas, Brazil, visits The Strong to study the history of the United States video game industry.
Aaron Newman, a member of The Strong’s Board of Trustees, donates $100,000 to further the growth of the museum’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.

December 2018

The Strong announces the 20 for 20 Book Challenge in honor of the 20th anniversary of the museum's Grada Hopeman Gelser Library.
Mommy Nearest names The Strong one of the top 20 best family museums in the United States.