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, May 16, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - New York at Its Core at the Museum of the City of New York

We were given tickets to the Museum of the City of New York for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: New York at Its Core

Where: The Museum of the City of New York
             1220 Fifth Avenue
             New York, NY

Who: All ages
Me & Mom - New York At Its Core is a relatively new permanent exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. It has been open just under a year and a half.  The exhibit represents 400 years of New York history. The exhibit is divided into several different galleries. The main gallery is divided into sections each section represents about a ten or twenty year period and revolves around a particular theme, for instance immigration, mass transit, or the new gilded age.  Each section contains numerous pictures, articles and  artifacts related to the theme. Here we will talk about some of them, but these are only a small fraction of the many many items that are on display. There is a shoe that was part of  Mrs. Potts' costume in the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast. There are the bronzed tap shoes of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. There is poster of former New York Mayor, Fiorello La Guardia. There is a Donna Karan clad Barbie. There is a model of the Empire State Building. Another gallery focuses on New York as a port city  and includes such artifacts as a tea set, a ship model and the New Colussus in Emma Lazarus' own handwriting. There is also a gallery which includes a Future City Lab where you can build your own city of the future. All in all, if you want to learn about New York history in a fun way, you should really visit The New York At Its Core exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.

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


  1. I love the exquisite photos. This looks like a mighty fine trip to take. I know next time I am in New York, I am seeing the Museum of the City of New York.

    1. It really is a great exhibit and they usally have a lot of other great exhibits there as well. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.