Museum News

July 23, 2014

John Romero—prominent game designer and developer best known as the co-creator of Doom—unveils a display in The Strong’s eGameRevolution exhibit which contains his original Apple II+ computer (used to design his first published game) and a design notebook.


July 23, 2014
Fellowship recipient Carly Kocurek, assistant professor of digital humanities and media studies at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, visits The Strong to conduct research for her book about the history of the video arcade.
July 14, 2014

Psychology Today selects the blog post "Cheaters, Spoil-Sports, Magic, and the Fallen Hero" by Scott Eberle, The Strong's vice president for play studies, as an "Essential Read."

June 26, 2014
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences President Martin Rae (second from left) visits The Strong to explore its exhibits and extensive collections. Pictured here in the ICHEG lab with The Strong's Rollie Adams (far left) and ICHEG's Don Daglow, Jon-Paul Dyson, and Jeremy Saucier.
June 25, 2014

Nazareth College graduate students share research on play therapy theory with museum guests and staff.

June 25, 2014 readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 10th year in a row.

June 18, 2014

The Strong’s jigsaw puzzle collection is now the world’s largest with the acquisition of more than 7,000 related items—including examples from virtually all American and most European puzzle makers from the 18th century to present.

June 18, 2014

Victoria de Rijke, associate professor at Middlsex University in London, visits The Strong to research the role of play in an artist’s creative process.

June 4, 2014

The Strong joins Bivona Child Advocacy Center’s Greater Rochester Darkness to Light Collaborative as a “Partner in Prevention.”

June 4, 2014

TripAdvisor awards The Strong a Certificate of Excellence in recognition of the museum’s top ratings from travelers.

May 19, 2014

The Rochester Regional Library Council awards The Strong’s libraries an honorable mention its 2014 Library of the Year contest.

May 14, 2014

The Strong welcomes more than 70 game and puzzle collectors, historians, and industry leaders as part of the Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors (AGPC) 30th Annual Convention.