Museum News

April 2014

Fellowship recipient Marilyn C. Solvay, adjunct professor of cultural anthropology at Husson University in Maine, visits The Strong to inform development of a popular history book on the subject of Old Maid and a new version of the card game.
The Strong hosts The Association for the Study of Play’s 40th Annual Conference, titled “Play: Connecting the Past, Present & Future.”
The Strong acquires a massive collection of original artwork, design notes, schematics, game source code, corporate records, and one-of-a-kind artifacts that document the history of Atari’s coin-operated video game and pinball divisions from 1972 to 1999.
The Strong hosts the Monroe County 2014 State of the County address.

March 2014

Lella Gandini, Italian-born author and early childhood educator best known in the United States as the leading advocate for the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, donates papers and research materials to The Strong.
The Strong welcomes nearly 1,100 students from more than 20 area high schools to the 24th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference.
Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife by Raiford Guins (MIT Press) features The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG) extensively, including game preservation insights from ICHEG director Jon-Paul Dyson.
Jon-Paul Dyson and Jeremy Saucier, director and assistant director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG), attend the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco.
The Strong announces the Mary Valentine and Andrew Cosman Research Fellowships to provide financial support for scholarly play research about games and related topics of play.
FamilyFun magazine names The Strong the number one “Family Museum in the Country” and the nation’s number four overall “Favorite Family Destination.”
Fellowship recipient Robert Guyker from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California visits The Strong to research the convergence of myth, play, and video games.
Dr. William Dietz, a physician who works with the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation on issues related to physical activity and health, tours The Strong during a recent visit to Rochester. Pictured here (right) with museum President and CEO G. Rollie Adams.