Museum News

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. 

September 26, 2018

Curator Shannon Symonds moderates a panel discussion with video game and musical professionals after the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds concert. 

September 19, 2018
The Strong receives a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the documentation, preservation, and accessibility of the museum's 30,000-volume collection of toy trade catalogs.
September 12, 2018

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.

August 13, 2018

M&T Charitable Foundation presents The Strong with a $250,000 donation towards the museum’s Powered by Play comprehensive campaign.

August 13, 2018

The Original Mobile Games app created by The Strong, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Second Avenue Learning is now available through Google Play.

August 9, 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).