Museum News

July 2015

Fellowship recipient Anastasia Salter, assistant professor at the University of Central Florida, conducts research at The Strong to inform a book about video game designer Jane Jensen.
Scott Adams (second from right), creator of the first personal computer adventure game (Adventureland) and founder of Adventure International, tours The Strong’s collections with his wife, Roxanne.

June 2015

Nominate your favorite classic toy for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame by July 31.
The nationally syndicated Celebrity Name Game features The Strong's National Toy Hall of Fame as a clue in a question about Mr. Potato Head (inducted in 2000).
Kids Out and About 2015 readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 11th year in a row.
The Strong earns an Award of Excellence from the Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for its Play Time newsletter.
Fellowship recipient Michelle Beissel Heath, associate professor at the University of Nebraska, visits The Strong to study the ways in which 19th-century game creators drew upon literary foundations for inspiration and may have used games to bolster patriotic allegiance.

May 2015

The journal Reference Reviews publishes an assessment of The Strong’s scholarly resources that states, “…there is nothing that compares to The Strong’s breadth and scope of historical materials and collections related to play.”
The Strong's Nicolas Ricketts joins the board of directors for the Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors.
The Strong earns top honors for website design and online advertising, and honorable mention for direct mail, at the Rochester Chapter of the American Marketing Association’s Pinnacle Awards.