Museum News

December 2018

Museum leaders from Slovenia visit The Strong to benchmark best practices in strategic planning, fundraising, and exhibit development. 
Artemio Abrego, collector and owner of one of the largest toy collections in Latin America, visits The Strong from Monterey, Mexico. Pictured here with The Strong’s Chris Bensch (second from left), project manager Roberto Romero, and chairman Alfonso Garcia.
The Strong selects Partners + Napier as its agency of record to support the museum’s creative and strategic media planning and buying goals.

November 2018

Democrat and Chronicle readers name The Strong museum the gold standard for indoor amusement in Rochester. 
The National Toy Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2018: Uno, pinball, and Magic 8 Ball. 

October 2018

City Newspaper readers name The Strong museum Rochester's best local family-friendly attraction. 

September 2018

Curator Shannon Symonds moderates a panel discussion with video game and musical professionals after the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds concert. 
The Strong receives a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the documentation, preservation, and accessibility of the museum's 30,000-volume collection of toy trade catalogs.
The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2018: American Girl dolls, chalk, Chutes & Ladders, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Magic 8 Ball, Masters of the Universe, pinball, sled, tic-tac-toe, Tickle Me Elmo, Tudor Electric Football, and Uno.

August 2018

M&T Charitable Foundation presents The Strong with a $250,000 donation towards the museum’s Powered by Play comprehensive campaign.