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, February 14, 2018

Where-To Go Wednesday: New York Historical Society Holiday Express Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

We were given free tickets to the New York Historical Society for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: Holiday Express Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

Where: New York Historical Society
            53 E. 79th St.
            New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Through February 25, 2018

Me & Mom  - The New York Historical Society's Holiday Express Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection exhibit is fun to look at. The exhibit consists of toys and trains from 1850 through 1950 including some from the best known manufacturers of this eras. There are all kinds of trains including electrical trains, wood trains and trains that can  be pushed along the floor. There are toys representing other moving vehicles including cars, planes and a blimp. There are toy buildings including train depots, post offices, little cafe kiosks and more. Some of them represent actual famous locations like the original Pennsylvania Station and some do not. They are all sorts of little figures including full displays of army figures and of figures engaging in fun winter activities.Some of the figures are mechanical and can actually move, although they are not moving in the display. Others are not mechanical and therefore, playing with them was left entirely to the imagination of the child. Some of the trains are actually running. There is even a little tunnel under the display with the moving trains where kids can crawl under and look out a hard plastic window to get a closer look at the running trains and surrounding buildings and figures.  There are also more trains running overhead. Kids can also participate in a scavenger hunt wherein they are given a paper with pictures of some of the trains and toys found in the display  and descriptions of them, and  they have to find the items listed on the paper in the exhibit. All in all although it was not an especially large exhibit, it contained quite a few items and was very fascinating and fun. This exhibit will only be open through February 25, however, it will open again next Holiday season from approximately October through February.

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

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