Museum News

January 17, 2019

Fellowship recipient Marina Fontolan from the University of Campinas, Brazil, visits The Strong to study the history of the United States video game industry.

January 4, 2019

Aaron Newman, a member of The Strong’s Board of Trustees, donates $100,000 to further the growth of the museum’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.

December 21, 2018

The Strong announces the 20 for 20 Book Challenge in honor of the 20th anniversary of the museum's Grada Hopeman Gelser Library.

December 21, 2018

Mommy Nearest names The Strong one of the top 20 best family museums in the United States.

December 17, 2018

Museum leaders from Slovenia visit The Strong to benchmark best practices in strategic planning, fundraising, and exhibit development. 

December 13, 2018

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.

December 12, 2018

The Strong selects Partners + Napier as its agency of record to support the museum’s creative and strategic media planning and buying goals.

December 11, 2018

The Strong receives a grant of $500,000 from the William and Sheila Konar Foundation to assist with the construction of two state-of-the art classrooms and a garden for the museum’s Woodbury School. 

November 26, 2018

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

November 19, 2018

The Strong and Google Arts & Culture launch the online exhibit A Brief History of Women in Gaming: The 1980s to highlight some of the influential women who designed, created, marketed, sold, and wrote about video games. 

November 8, 2018

The National Toy Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2018: Uno, pinball, and Magic 8 Ball. 

October 24, 2018

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