Museum News

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.

March 16, 2014

FamilyFun magazine names The Strong the number one “Family Museum in the Country” and the nation’s number four overall “Favorite Family Destination.”

March 10, 2014

Fellowship recipient Robert Guyker from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California visits The Strong to research the convergence of myth, play, and video games.

March 3, 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.

March 3, 2014

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.

March 3, 2014

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 17, 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.

February 17, 2014

USA Today readers name The Strong one of the 10 best museums for families in the United States

February 10, 2014

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 27, 2014

Beth Lathrop joins The Strong as its new director of libraries. Lathrop is responsible for advancing the libraries’ collections, services, and visibility.

January 27, 2014

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.

January 20, 2014

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.