Museum News

December 22, 2014

The Strong is accepting registrants for its first-ever school program designed for homeschooled children and their adults, the Science of Living Things Homeschool Day, on January 21, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 22, 2014

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council awards The Strong $420,000 in Empire State Development funding for the museum’s Toy Halls of Fame project.

December 10, 2014

Spin Master’s Anton Rabie, Krista DiBerardino, and Susie Adelson (left to right) visit The Strong with consultant Nick Pagee. Pictured here in the museum’s library and archives with examples of historic Spin Master toy catalogs.

December 3, 2014

Democrat and Chronicle readers name The Strong museum Rochester’s Choice for best museum for the 13th consecutive year.

November 28, 2014
The Strong achieves reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest achievement for excellence in the museum community.
November 26, 2014

The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame announces its 2014 inductees: bubbles, little green arm men, and Rubik’s Cube.

November 26, 2014

The Strong loans Barbie dolls and G.I. Joe action figures to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. for display in the exhibit The Boomer Lists: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. (Courtesy Newseum)

November 25, 2014

Play Pals—an original, permanent exhibit that explores the evolution of dolls, action figures, toy soldiers, plush animals, and other toys of the imagination—opens at The Strong on December 6.

November 25, 2014

The Strong acquires the papers, publications, and research materials of Doris Bergen, retired professor of educational psychology and professor emeritus at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

November 19, 2014

Musicians and staff from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra tour The Strong’s electronic games collection in preparation for the RPO’s presentation of Video Games Live on November 21.

November 5, 2014

Noted video game writers Richard Dansky (middle) and Lee Sheldon (left) tour The Strong’s video game collections with Jon-Paul Dyson, director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games.

October 30, 2014

The National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 toy finalists for 2014: American Girl dolls, bubbles, Fisher-Price Little People, Hess Toy Trucks, little green army men, My Little Pony, Operation Skill Game, paper airplane, pots and pans, Rubik’s Cube, Slip’N Slide, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.