Museum News

July 2018

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.
Members of the Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors visit The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play and view the museum’s world-class game and puzzle collections.
High school students from the Rochester Institute of Technology Liberty Partnership tour The Strong’s collections to learn about the museum’s video game preservation efforts.

June 2018 readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 14th year in a row.
Fellowship recipient Natalie Underberg-Goode from the University of Central Florida conducts research in The Strong's archives for her video game history textbook, The Evolution of Video Games.
Adam Smith (left), executive director of the planned Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture in San Diego, tours The Strong with Jon-Paul Dyson.
Jeremy Saucier, The Strong's assistant vice president for interpretation and electronic games, speaks as part of a panel at the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network's eighth annual spring conference at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

May 2018

The Strong acquires a collection of tens of thousands of pages of archival materials documenting the history of three of the most important American coin-operated game and pinball machine manufacturers of the 20th century—Bally, Williams, and Midway.​