Museum News

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.
Fellowship recipient James Newman from Bath Spa University in England examines the localization and international reception of 1980s and 90s console video games.
The Strong hosts the first of three statewide Erie Canal Bicentennial Forums. Pictured here are The Strong’s President and CEO Steve Dubnik (right) and New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton.
Fellowship recipient Susan Asbury, PhD candidate at Penn State University, visits The Strong to examine its early board game collections and explore the role of board games in shaping American home life.

June 2017 readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 13th year in a row.
Sarah Bell, fellowship recipient and assistant professor at Michigan Technological University, visits The Strong to examine how the Texas Instruments Speak & Spell made speech synthesis a sought out feature in toys and games.
Fellowship recipient Amy Ansong, PhD candidate at George Mason University, researches The Strong’s collection of 21st-century STEM-based toys and their impact on girls’ play.