Museum News

May 23, 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.​

May 21, 2018

The Strong hosts a Kids' Race at the professional-level Rochester Twilight Criterium cycling race.

May 16, 2018

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.

May 4, 2018

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 30, 2018

The World Video Game Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2018: Final Fantasy VIIJohn Madden FootballSpacewar!, and Tomb Raider

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.

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