PRGE Video Game Museum

The 2019 PRGE Museum theme is hand-held gaming history!

Join Frank Cifaldi and Kelsey Lewin of the Video Game History Foundation as they take you through a tour of the history of hand-held video games.

Frank Cifaldi is a video game archivist, historian, and developer living in Oakland, California. Game titles he has worked on include Mega Man Legacy Collection, #IDARB, and Sharknado: The Video Game. Prior to this he had a decade-long career as a journalist and an editor, primarily at Gamasutra and 1UP. He is on the advisory board for the National Videogame Museum and the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, and has facilitated donations of rare video game artifacts to the Strong Museum of Play and the Library of Congress.

Kelsey Lewin is the co-director of the Video Game History Foundation and co-owner of the Seattle gaming institution, Pink Gorilla Games. Among other things, she's acted as VGHF's head of marketing and PR, she was instrumental in their joint educational grant with the University of Washington, she's spoken on our behalf at events and conferences, and she recently spent five weeks embedded with a small army of volunteers in Minneapolis, helping to archive Game Informer Magazine's press materials.

If you've ever enjoyed one of the pop-up museum exhibits at Portland Retro Gaming Expo, you should thank Kelsey for making that happen. Here's her video highlighting the 2018 exhibit that she helped us curate:

Museum Location:

  • 1st Floor, Rooms D135-D136

Museum Hours:

  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM