Museum News

June 2018

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.​
The Strong hosts a Kids' Race at the professional-level Rochester Twilight Criterium cycling race.
Rae Proefrock (second from right), director of the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum, and her husband, Chuck, present The Strong with a Certificate of Appreciation for its continued care of the 100-year-old Elaine Wilson Carousel.
Nearly 50 educators attend The Strong’s “Reclaiming Joy through Song, Movement, and Stories” annual education conference, featuring authors and educators Steven Levy and Anna Rainville. Both pictured here with Debbie McCoy (center), The Strong’s assistant vice president for education.

April 2018

The World Video Game Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2018: Final Fantasy VIIJohn Madden FootballSpacewar!, and Tomb Raider
Judd Ruggill and Ken McAllister (middle), directors of the Learning Games Initiative at the University of Arizona, visit The Strong to conduct research for a book about video game preservation. Pictured here with the museum's Jeremy Saucier (left) and Jon-Paul Dyson (right).
The Strong's Steve Dubnik, Chris Bensch, and Nic Ricketts accept a donation of the Lost and Found game during its launch party at Rochester Institute of Technology.   
The National Endowment for the Humanities awards The Strong a $75,000 planning grant for exhibits that explore the history and importance of electronic games.

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