Museum News

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.
Museum leaders from Slovenia visit The Strong to benchmark best practices in strategic planning, fundraising, and exhibit development. 
Artemio Abrego, collector and owner of one of the largest toy collections in Latin America, visits The Strong from Monterey, Mexico. Pictured here with The Strong’s Chris Bensch (second from left), project manager Roberto Romero, and chairman Alfonso Garcia.
The Strong selects Partners + Napier as its agency of record to support the museum’s creative and strategic media planning and buying goals.

November 2018

Democrat and Chronicle readers name The Strong museum the gold standard for indoor amusement in Rochester. 
The National Toy Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2018: Uno, pinball, and Magic 8 Ball.