Museum News

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.

November 27, 2017

Democrat and Chronicle readers name The Strong museum Rochester’s Choice for best museum for the 16th consecutive year. 

November 16, 2017
Prominent historian and Harvard University Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (middle left) and Joan Rubin, professor at the University of Rochester, visit The Strong to explore the museum's collection of play-related artifacts. Pictured here with The Strong's Jeremy Saucier (left) and Jon-Paul Dyson.
November 9, 2017

The National Toy Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2017: paper airplane, Wiffle Ball, and Clue. 

October 25, 2017

City Newspaper readers again name The Strong museum Rochester's best family-friendly attraction.

October 19, 2017

Julia Novakovic, archivist for The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, speaks about the museum’s video game and board game archival holdings at the annual Rochester Archives Fair.

October 18, 2017

Fellowship recipient Danielle Almeida, professor at the Federal University of Paraíba in Brazil, visits The Strong to examine the role of toys in cultural identity.