Museum News

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. 

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.