Museum News

April 23, 2018
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).
April 20, 2018

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. 


April 11, 2018

The Strong makes 72,000 artifacts from its collections available online through Google Arts & Culture. 

April 10, 2018
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.
April 10, 2018
The Strong welcomes nearly 200 members of the Museum Association of New York for a "Night of Play."
April 3, 2018
Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong's International Center for the History of Electronic Games, speaks about the importance of video games to the community at Digital Rochester's "Level Up: Get in the Game Rochester" event.
March 27, 2018

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2018: AsteroidsCall of DutyDance Dance RevolutionFinal Fantasy VII, Half-Life, John Madden Football, King’s Quest, Metroid, Minecraft, Ms. Pac-Man, Spacewar!, and Tomb Raider.

March 20, 2018
The Strong receives a donation of thousands of artifacts, including first-edition strategy and simulation games, wargames, and role-playing games that explore a pivotal time in game development before the computer age.
March 19, 2018

Members of The Strong's team participate in the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

February 23, 2018
Members of The Strong staff attend the D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit in Las Vegas.
February 21, 2018
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces plans for The Strong to create play zones at the Greater Rochester International Airport centered on the museum's National Toy Hall of Fame and the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
February 16, 2018

The Strong launches a bi-weekly livestream on Twitch featuring Andrew Borman, the museum’s digital games curator, and artifacts from the museum’s electronic games collections.