Museum News

October 29, 2014

City Newspaper readers have named The Strong museum Rochester's best family-friendly attraction.

October 29, 2014

Jon-Paul C. Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, speaks about video game preservation at a conference in Philadelphia hosted by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts.

October 29, 2014

The online site, which helps connect consumers with great local businesses, has again named The Strong museum one of the “Best Spots in Town” based on numerous top-scoring reviews.

October 20, 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).
October 20, 2014
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.
October 8, 2014

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).

October 7, 2014

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 25, 2014

HearthSong® donates a fairy-tale-inspired furniture set for The Strong’s outdoor Discovery Garden.

September 18, 2014

The Strong receives a Museums of America grant of nearly $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the ongoing transformation of the museum's second floor into an exhibit titled America at Play.

September 16, 2014

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.

September 11, 2014

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.

September 8, 2014

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.