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, August 8, 2018

Where-To- Go-Wednesday - Current Exhibits at 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:  Current Exhibits at the New York Historical Society

Where: 170 Central Park West
             New York, NY

Who: All ages


Me - One of the the current exhibits at the New York Historical Society is a Summer of Magic. This exhibit consists of many magic related artifacts used by famous magicians like Houdini and David Copperfield. The majority of the objects have to do with Houdini but there are also objects related to other magicians. Near where you first walk in, there is a spot where you can stand and take a picture. When you flip, the picture it makes it looks like you're being levitated by David Copperfield.  There are a few video screens where you can watch magic tricks being performed by actual magicians. There is a poster that gives the definition of magic terms. There are a lot of other cool objects too. The exhibit is extremely fascinating especially if you are really into magic like me. Most, if  not all, of the objects in the exhibit belong to David Copperfield. He owns the largest collection of magic memorabilia, books, and artifacts. He even owns a magic museum. The Summer Magic exhibit will be open through September 16, 2018.


For more information about Summer of Magic, visit https://www.nyhistory.org/summer-magic.



Mom - Another current exhibit at the New York Historical Society is Walk This Way: Footwear From the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes. If you love shoes like I love shoes, this is definitely the exhibit for you. There are a plethora of shoes of all different types included in this exhibit. There are shoes of all different colors and styles: there are bright colored flipflops, high heeled shoes with flowers on the toes, and even a pair of pumps  decorated with a rhinestone bridge. There are famous shoes from Broadway shoes like the glass slippers from Cinderella and the boots from Kinky Boots. There are even crazy shoes designed by students as part of contest including a pair of shoes that  is inspired by books. Other crazy shoes include one that looks like a taxi and one that is made out of cardboard. You can either walk around and view the exhibit on your own or there is an audio tour narrated by Stuart Weitzman himself available. The audio gives you an overview of the history of shoes as well as providing some information about some of the specific shoes in the collection. It is very fascinating and worth listening to but you will probably not enjoy it if you are not really into shoes. However, if you are into shoes this exhibit is a shoe lover's dream. Walk This Way will be open through October 8, 2018.


For more information about  Walk This Way: Footwear From the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes, visit https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/walk-way-footwear-stuart-weitzman.

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

1 comment:

  1. How long does it take to walk through this museum? Sometimes my daughter and I like to visit museums that my husband has no interest in. So if we could give him a rough estimate on how long we are going to be at a museum he can find something else to do in the city nearby!