Museum News

September 2017

The Strong, in partnership with I Love New York, hosts travel trade buyers who bring tour groups from China to Canada and the United States.
The National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 toy finalists for 2017: Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, paper airplane, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers, Uno, and Wiffle Ball.
The Strong's Woodbury School—now in its 12th year—welcomes students for the 2017–18 school year.
Fellowship recipient Matt Knutson, PhD candidate at the University of California-Irvine, explores the pre-history of the modern e-sports culture.

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.