Museum News

September 21, 2015

The Strong’s President and CEO Rollie Adams, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, and Toy Industry Association President and CEO Steve Pasierb unveil The Strong’s Toy Halls of Fame exhibit.

September 18, 2015
The online site, which helps connect consumers with great local businesses, has awarded The Strong the "People Love Us on Yelp" designation based on numerous top-scoring reviews.
September 9, 2015

A textile and toy design class from Rochester Institute of Technology researches toy company history in The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play.

September 4, 2015

Fellowship recipient Benjamin Lindquist, PhD candidate from Princeton University, examines various toy and game collections at The Strong to investigate the growing importance of “fun” in contemporary religion.

September 3, 2015

Fellowship recipient Koral LaVorgna, PhD candidate from the University of New Brunswick, explores the material culture of post-World War II childhood through examination of cereal box prizes from The Strong’s collections.

September 1, 2015

Fellowship recipient Emily Aguilo-Perez, PhD candidate from Pennsylvania State University, studies museum collections and archival materials to inform a project titled “Remembering Barbie: A Study of Interactions with Barbie among Puerto Rican Females.”

August 27, 2015
University of Rochester students volunteer in The Strong's outdoor gardens as part of Wilson Day 2015, a day of community service.
August 20, 2015

Terry Marks-Tarlow, prominent psychotherapist and contributor to The Strong's American Journal of Play, tours the museum’s library and archives with Jeremy Saucier, assistant director for the International Center for the History of Electronic Games.

August 14, 2015
Sarah Kemp (third from right), Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, tours The Strong during a recent visit to Rochester. Pictured with I Love New York's Gavin Landry, U.S. Department of Commerce's Rosanna Masucci and Tim McCall, and The Strong's Suzanne Seldes and Rollie Adams.
August 10, 2015

GUND, a subsidiary of Enesco and preeminent maker of plush toys, donates a comprehensive collection of plush figures and soft toys to The Strong.

August 7, 2015

Ward Stare (left), music director for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, examines The Strong’s sheet music collection with Curator Nic Ricketts.

August 7, 2015
The Strong's Scott Eberle, vice president for play studies, speaks to students about the history of play at the IB World Student Conference at the University of Rochester.