Thursday, January 22, 2015

New York Fire Museum

 Me - New York Fire Museum, wow!  The NYC Fire Museum was cool. It was a lot more interesting than I thought  it would be. It used to be a real working fire house. However, I don't understand why they didn't have a pole. They had a lot of different fire trucks.  You couldn't  go on the fire trucks. However, you could dress up in a fireman's jacket and helmet. You could ring the bells. You could pretend to spray the fire house, and they even had a pretend fire ax. They had a fire safety movie. It was more for little kids. When the firehouse was still a working firehouse, there was a dog that hung around. They adopted him as their mascot. There is an exhibit about the dog at the museum. Upstairs, they had a bunch of different fire helmets from different years and places. Some of them looked more like top hats. The museum is not very big so it is a good place to visit when you don't have a lot of time.
Mom - We went to the New York City Fire Museum because we were in the area and we had time. We ended up having a good time there.  It was interesting to look at the different fire trucks and see how fire trucks evolved over the years. It was fun to look at all the different fire helmets some of which were really elaborate and/or colorful and some of which didn't look like fire helmets at all. It was funny to see my daughter, Aurella dressed up in a firemen's helmet and coat. She also got to pretend to spray a fire hose and to hold a pretend fire ax. She really got to ring various fire bells. Melia got to ring the fire bells too. Other objects we got to see at the Museum included fire alarm boxes from various times, firemen's gear, and tools. I was surprised to learn that even with everything  on display in the museum, there are still many more objects that are not on display. There are so many objects in the museum's collection that they cannot display all of them at any one time. Also, some of the objects are too fragile too display for too long. Accordingly, some exhibits are permanent and others change so if you go to the museum and then you go again at another time, you may see some different things.
And that's our view. What would you be interested in seeing at the New York city Fire Museum?

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