Museum News

August 2017

University of Rochester students volunteer in The Strong's outdoor gardens as part of Wilson Day 2017, a day of community service.
The Strong hosts nearly 100 video game scholars from around the world for the Replaying Japan Conference in partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Alberta, and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.
Video Game Design History, an online course developed by The Strong's Jon-Paul Dyson and Rochester Institute of Technology's Steve Jacobs, was named a finalist for the 2017 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.
Bill Cullen, product manager at Sphero, takes a turn at the Sphero Robot Park in the Have a Ball exhibit. Pictured here with The Strong’s Jeremy Saucier (left) and Elliott Drury (right).
Craig Hagen, senior director of global government affairs at Electronic Arts  (second from left), and author Michael Kaufman (far right) tour the museum’s electronic games collection, research archives, and interactive exhibits. Pictured with The Strong’s Shannon Symonds, Steve Dubnik, and Jeremy Saucier. 

July 2017

The Strong welcome local and state legislators for a museum tour. From right to left Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello, New York State Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and his daughter Taylor, The Strong’s President and CEO Steve Dubnik, New York State Assembly Member Harry Bronson, New York State Assembly Special Assistant Marcus Salgado and his son Jayden, Jack O’Donnell from Bolton St. Johns, and The Strong’s  Vice President for Collections Chris Bensch.
Readers of the Rochester Business Journal and Daily Record name The Strong the number one cultural attraction.
Empire State Development’s Nikita Hardy, Patricia Bayley, and Yoni Bosker tour The Strong with Vice President for Exhibits and ICHEG Director Jon-Paul C. Dyson (left).
Collectors Bradley Mariska, Philip Gonzales, and Jeremy Gloff donate a rare Berenstain Bears activity book to The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives. 
Nearly 50 journalists from around the country visit The Strong as part of the Macaroni Kids Silver Daisy Boondoggle tour of Rochester. 
Carol Shaw, the first widely recognized female game designer and creator of the best-selling River Raid (1982), donates a collection of source code, design documents, and console games to The Strong.