Museum News

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. 

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.