Museum News

October 2014

The Strong welcomes Gavin Landry, Executive Director of Tourism, Empire State Development Corp., for a tour of the museum. Pictured here with The Strong’s Suzanne Seldes (left) and Shane Rhinewald (right).
Fellowship recipient Emily Flynn-Jones, a postdoctoral research fellow at York University in Toronto, visits The Strong to research how women and girls at play have been represented throughout history.
Museum and library professionals from Würzburg, Rochester's Sister City in Germany, tour The Strong with Director of Libraries Beth Lathrop (far left) and Director of Public Relations Shane Rhinewald (far right).
The Strong welcomes Spin Master’s Susie Adelson and Nick Pagee for a tour of the museum and its library and archives. Pictured in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden with The Strong’s Rollie Adams (far left) and Chris Bensch (far right).

September 2014

HearthSong® donates a fairy-tale-inspired furniture set for The Strong’s outdoor Discovery Garden.
George Gomez, legendary game designer and executive vice president for game development at Stern Pinball, pictured with machines and schematics of his design during a recent visit to The Strong.
Fellowship recipient Jason Corace, chair of the Interactive Arts Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art, examines The Strong’s collections and archives to inform an online timeline of hybrid games.
Chris Bensch, The Strong’s vice president for collections, presents “Inside the Toy Box: Evolution or Revolution?” at the World Congress of Play in San Francisco.
The Strong loans a 1949 version of Candy Land to the New York University Langone Medical Center for a display called Polio: Confronting an Epidemic.

August 2014

University of Rochester students volunteer in The Strong’s outdoor gardens as part of Wilson Day 2014, a day of community service.
Sensenig’s Landscape Supply donates a stone hopscotch game (now open) for The Strong’s outdoor Discovery Garden.