Museum News

August 2018

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.
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.