Museum News

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. 

February 6, 2018

The Strong launches an online exhibit through Google Arts & Culture that explores the history of valentine’s cards and showcases some of the hundreds in the museum’s collections.

February 5, 2018
The New York State Council on the Arts awards The Strong a $141,000 grant over three years for general operating support. (The Strong's programming is made possible, in part, by NYSCA with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.)
January 22, 2018
The Strong launches an online exhibit through Google Arts & Culture that explores the history of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) and the rise of computer learning.
January 8, 2018

The Guide to Making Public History, part of Rowman & Littlefield's American Association for State and Local History book series edited by Bob Beatty, examines The Strong's transformation into the only collections-based museum in the world dedicated to the study of play.

January 8, 2018
Fellowship recipient Dany Guay-Belanger from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, visits The Strong to inform a project aimed at developing a methodology for studying older video games.
December 15, 2017

Tim Walsh—game inventor, author, and member of the National Toy Hall of Fame’s National Selection Advisory Committee—tours The Strong’s collections and archives. Pictured here with staff from the museum’s library and some of his materials, including his book Timeless Toys.

December 11, 2017

The Strong's Shannon Symonds reflects on the career of video game Industry Icon Award recipient Carol Shaw at The Game Awards.