Museum News

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.
Sam Dicker, former programmer at Williams Electronics, donates a collection of archival materials related to the arcade game Defender to The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play. Pictured here with his wife, Baunnie Dicker, and The Strong’s Jeremy Saucier (right).
The Strong announces collection from video game developer Wargaming, maker of World of Tanks, and the launch of an online exhibit through Google Arts and Culture. 

July 2018

Oyster names The Strong the best children's museum in the world.
Dave Long, inventor of the Scene It? DVD game series, tours The Strong’s video games collection. Pictured here with The Strong’s Jon-Paul Dyson (left).
The Association of Games and Puzzles International awards The Strong its Outstanding Achievement Award for the museum's work in game and puzzle preservation. Steve Dubnik, The Strong's president and CEO, accepts the award (center, right). Photo credit Rick Tucker.

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