Museum News

May 13, 2014

Northwood Elementary School students present more than 1,000 National Toy Hall of Fame nominations for the Rubik’s Cube to The Strong’s Chris Bensch and Patricia Hogan.

May 9, 2014

The Strong exhibits historically significant Parker Brothers games—including Rook (1906) and Derby Day (1959)—in a new display on the museum’s second floor.

May 8, 2014

The Strong recognizes 16 volunteers for more than 2,100 hours of dedicated service in 2013.

April 18, 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.

April 18, 2014

The Strong hosts The Association for the Study of Play’s 40th Annual Conference, titled “Play: Connecting the Past, Present & Future.”

April 13, 2014

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.

April 11, 2014
The Strong hosts the Monroe County 2014 State of the County address.
March 31, 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.

March 31, 2014

The Strong welcomes nearly 1,100 students from more than 20 area high schools to the 24th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference.

March 24, 2014

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.

March 17, 2014

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.

March 17, 2014

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.

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