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, March 13, 2019

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

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

What: Germ City

Where: Museum of the City of New York
            1220 Fifth Ave.
            New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up

When: Through April 28, 2019


Me  & Mom - Germ City is one of the exhibits currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York. It is all about diseases and the fight against them. As part of the exhibit, there is a wall where the names of various diseases are listed. Some of the artifacts presented as part of the exhibt include an iron lung, a hazmat suit, and various medical devices and medicines. There are also a lot of paper artifacts like advice from the Department of Health,  a letter written by Typhoid Mary, and a subway poster in support of sick pay for workers. In a different room, there are books related to the subject as well as a computer exhibit where you can see a map of how historic cholera epidemics spread in two different cities. The exhibit also shows the way our understanding and approach to studying and curing disease has changed and developed over the years. All in all, it is a fascinating exhibit. Just be aware, however, that if you are particularly sensitive, there are some parts of the exhibit that you may find disturbing. For this reason, we also wouldn't recommend it for very young children. There are also various walking tours and talks associated with the exhibit. For more about that and the exhibit itself, visit https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/germ-city.


And that's our view. We will be posting about other current exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York in future Where-To-Go Wednesdays.Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.


  1. This sounds like a fascinating exhibit. I'd love it if they could bring it to the DC Metro area!

    1. It really was. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.