Museum News

D&C Reader's Choice
December 4, 2019

Democrat and Chronicle readers name The Strong museum the gold standard for indoor amusement in Rochester. 

Paychex Theater
November 13, 2019

The Strong renames newly rennovated theater the "Paychex Theater."

2019 National Toy Hall of Fame
November 7, 2019

The National Toy Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2019: Matchbox Cars, Magic: The Gathering, and coloring book.

Best of Rochester 2019
October 23, 2019

City Newspaper readers name The Strong museum Rochester's best local family-friendly attraction. 

Women in Games
October 10, 2019

The Strong features nearly a dozen women from the video game industry during its second annual Women in Games event. 

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. 

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