Museum News

July 23, 2015
Fellowship recipient Andrea Braithwaite from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology examines The Strong's Her Interactive Collection to explore how girls and women understand themselves as gamers.
July 18, 2015

The Strong is featured in a chapter of Case Studies in Cultural Entrepreneurship: How to Create Relevant and Sustainable Institutions, from the American Association for State and Local History book series.

July 17, 2015
Fellowship recipient Alexander Bevier from New York University visits The Strong to study the personal papers of Sid Sackson, a pioneering board game designer.
July 17, 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.
July 15, 2015

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 29, 2015
Nominate your favorite classic toy for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame by July 31.
June 25, 2015

The Strong’s American Journal of Play—the first peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication devoted to the history, science, and culture of play—publishes its 25th issue.

June 24, 2015

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
June 19, 2015 readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 11th year in a row.

June 19, 2015
The Strong earns an Award of Excellence from the Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for its Play Time newsletter.
June 17, 2015
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.
World Video Game Hall of Fame Induction
June 4, 2015

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame announces its 2015 inductees: Pong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., Doom, and World of Warcraft.