Museum News

March 27, 2015

The Strong welcomes more than 900 students from 21 area high schools to the 25th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference.

March 9, 2015
The Strong mourns the passing of Brian Sutton-Smith, one of the foremost play scholars of the last century and namesake of the museum's library and archives.
March 5, 2015

Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, speaks about preserving video game history at the 2015 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

February 24, 2015

The Institute of Museum and Library Services names The Strong a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor presented to museums and libraries for their service to the community. 

February 17, 2015

The Strong establishes the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Nominations for the inaugural class accepted through March 31.

February 9, 2015

The Rochester Business Journal names The Strong a finalist in its 2015 Best of the Web Awards competition.

February 5, 2015

Carolyn Bloore, the formal learning officer at Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in London, visits The Strong to benchmark its educational programs. Pictured here with Debbie McCoy, The Strong's director of education.

February 4, 2015

The Strong and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announce a partnership to develop an interactive exhibit at The Strong that highlights the Academy’s D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards and its Special Awards.

January 29, 2015

The Strong co-publishes The Handbook of the Study of Play with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. The two-volume book is co-edited by Scott Eberle, The Strong’s vice president for play studies.

January 26, 2015

Fellowship recipient Devin Monnens, an independent games historian, visits The Strong to research the North American video game industry crash of 1983.

January 14, 2015

Fellowship recipient Laine Nooney, a postdoctoral associate at New York University, visits The Strong to research the cultural history of computer game company Sierra On-Line and its co-founders, Ken and Roberta Williams.

January 6, 2015

The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play launches a Tumblr microblog to highlight a selection of key holdings.