Museum News

February 6, 2020

The Strong publishes Play: A Basic Pathway to the Self by noted play scholar Thomas Henricks, professor emeritus at Elon University. 

Mary Valentine
January 23, 2020

Museum trustee and long-time supporter Mary Valentine pledges a gift of $1 million to Powered by Play: A Campaign for The Strong. 

Wolk Admission Rendering
December 18, 2019

The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation pledge $500,000 to Powered by Play: A Campaign for The Strong and will name the admission area in The Strong's expansion.

Making Monopoly Online Exhibit
December 18, 2019

The Strong launches Making Monopoly online exhibit in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. 

D&C Reader's Choice
December 4, 2019

Democrat and Chronicle readers name The Strong museum the gold standard for indoor amusement in Rochester. 

Paychex Theater
November 13, 2019

The Strong renames newly rennovated theater the "Paychex Theater."

2019 National Toy Hall of Fame
November 7, 2019

The National Toy Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2019: Matchbox Cars, Magic: The Gathering, and coloring book.

Best of Rochester 2019
October 23, 2019

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

Women in Games
October 10, 2019

The Strong features nearly a dozen women from the video game industry during its second annual Women in Games event. 

September 26, 2019

The Strong receives rare "Chairman's Special Award" from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the creation of a major exhibit as part of its expansion project. 

2019 National Toy Hall of Fame Finalists
September 11, 2019

The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2019: Care Bears, coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, smartphone, and top.

September 6, 2019

The Strong welcomes fellowship recipient Cristina Di Maio from Macerata University in Torino, Italy.