Press Release

The Strong to Host Trivia Night on January 7

Published December 16, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Calling all quiz brains and game enthusiasts! Have you ever memorized the back of a Trivial Pursuit card? Is watching Jeopardy! part of your nightly ritual? Think you know “a little bit about a lot of things”? Kick off the new year with a fun-filled evening of virtual trivia with The Strong at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 7. Tickets are $10.

Join former Jeopardy contestant Julia Novakovic and former Who Wants to Be a Millionaire contestant Lauren Tagliaferro for an hour-long virtual event and answer questions directly from some of your favorite trivia board games of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. You’ll also get a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of the museum’s collection and have the chance to win prizes.

Register online. Tickets are not refundable. Admission to this event is not covered by museum membership and does not include general museum or butterfly garden admission. A link to stream the event will be shared via email prior to the start of the program.


Meet the Hosts!

  • Julia Novakovic is the archivist at The Strong, where she preserves and makes accessible primary source documentation such as papers of game designers, toy inventors, and video game creators. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the History & Political Science department at Nazareth College. Julia has appeared on the television quiz programs Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. She is a co-host of Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast.
  • Lauren Tagliaferro is the curatorial assistant at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, where she has curated or co-curated four art exhibitions since 2018 and assisted with various grant projects centering on collections care. Lauren is an adjunct professor in the Museum Studies program at RIT, gives frequent art history lectures for the MAG, and co-authored the forthcoming textile and decorative arts book 500 Patterns with Jeffrey Mayer and Todd Conover of Syracuse University. She has also been a contestant on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and co-hosts Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast.