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.
Democrat and Chronicle readers name The Strong museum the gold standard for indoor amusement in Rochester.
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.
The National Toy Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2018: Uno, pinball, and Magic 8 Ball.
City Newspaper readers name The Strong museum Rochester's best local family-friendly attraction.
Curator Shannon Symonds moderates a panel discussion with video game and musical professionals after the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds concert.
The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2018: American Girl dolls, chalk, Chutes & Ladders, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Magic 8 Ball, Masters of the Universe, pinball, sled, tic-tac-toe, Tickle Me Elmo, Tudor Electric Football, and Uno.
M&T Charitable Foundation presents The Strong with a $250,000 donation towards the museum’s Powered by Play comprehensive campaign.
The Original Mobile Games app created by The Strong, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Second Avenue Learning is now available through Google Play.
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.