Museum News

March 2014

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.
Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, speaks in Kyoto, Japan on video game preservation at Ritsumeikan University and at the International Game Studies Conference.
The Strong acquires the Brøderbund Software, Inc. Collection, an assemblage of nearly 1,500 of the company’s games, consumer software, corporate records, and related materials donated by company founder Doug Carlston.

February 2014

Gwen Gordon, producer and director of Seriously!, a creative documentary about the power of play, tours The Strong and its library and archives. Pictured here (right) with Scott Eberle, The Strong’s vice president for play studies.
USA Today readers name The Strong one of the 10 best museums for families in the United States
Video game designer and producer Warren Spector (left) tours museum’s collections and archives with Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.

January 2014

Beth Lathrop joins The Strong as its new director of libraries. Lathrop is responsible for advancing the libraries’ collections, services, and visibility.
The Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, highlights The Strong’s commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle in its national blog.
Fellowship recipient Douglas Guerra, assistant professor of literature and technology at the State University of New York at Oswego, visits The Strong to research 19th-century games.
Fellowship recipient Rebecca Hernandez-Gerber from New York University visits The Strong to research video game collecting methods and preservation.
The Strong displays plans for its future Toy Halls of Fame gallery—a key Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council tourism project—in Albany during concourse activities leading up to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address.