I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The New York Historical Society

We were given free tickets to the New York Historical Society for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: The New York Historical Society's New 4th Floor Gallery

Where: 170 Central Park W.
               New York, NY

Who: Ten and Up

The New York Historical Society recently reopened their fourth floor after several years of renovation.
Me - The New York Historical society's 4th floor was interesting. They had a whole section of Tiffany Lamps. They were pretty. There was even a place where you could color a lamp. You turn the dial to pick a color. Then you press where you want that color to go, and it lights up that color. It is not something you can take home with you though. It is just something you go do when you are there. In another area, they had things divided into all these different sections like there was a section on ships and a section on fire and a section on toys. There were other sections too. There was a door with graffiti on it.There was an old ballot box for voting There was another whole section about Dolley Madison, and there were games you could play. There was this one game that was impossible to win, you had to earn honor points or something else you but I forget what that the other thing was. You needed both to win but every time you built up one you lost the other so you couldn't win. The other game was like a dinner party and you had to try to find out a way for people that have different views to find a common ground. Over all, the New York Historical Society's newly reopened 4th floor was fun.
Mom - We recently had the opportunity to visit the New York Historical Society's revamped 4th floor. The exhibits include a collection of colorful Tiffany lamps. There is also a center for Women's history including a whole exhibit on Billie Jean King. There is a whole room with different objects divided into sections that relate to different aspects of life past or present. There is a section on Childhood filled with toys. There is a section on Port filled with boats. There is a section on Recreation. There are also sections on things like Slavery, The Dutch in America and The Seat of Power. There are also interactive touchscreens where you learn more about various objects in the collections. There is another section devoted to Dolley Madison and the parties she hosted where she brought people from different backgrounds and political points of view together. The exhibit includes a couple of interactive games. In one of them, you take on the role of a guest at one of Dolley's dinners. On the whole, the new floor has such a wide variety of exhibits and items on display that there is likely to be something that appeals to everyone except maybe very small children.
For more information about the New York Historical Society's 4th floor visit
4thfloor.nyhistory.org/explore. For more information about the New York Historical Society in general visit http://nyhistory.org/. For our view of the current exhibit, Eloise at the Museum see our previous post Where-To-Go Wednesday: Eloise at the Museum.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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