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 31, 2022

Where-To--Go Wednesday - Analog City

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

What: Analog City

Where: Museum of the City of New York 
             1220 5th Ave.
              New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Through December 31, 2022

Me - Analog City was a lot of fun. It is an exhibit about the world before computers. They had old phones and typewriters and stuff like that. You could even try some of them out.  I especially love trying an old rotary phone.

They also had stuff like medical records Even though now they keep all that information online before they had to write it out or type it up on cards. They had old medical records for animals at the zoo as part of the exhibit. They were fun to look it.

 They also had a bunch of old Rolodexes and a file cabinet.  They had an old printing press too. It was really big. There were lots of pictures and more too. 

I  really loved visiting this exhibit. It was interesting, interactive, and exciting.

Mom - The Analog City exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York is a reminder of the way the world worked before everything went digital. It is a reminder of lost professions, machines we don't use anymore, out-of-date technology, and more. If you are older, it's a great nostalgia trip. If you are younger, it's a great place to learn about the way things used to be. If you're in between, it's a little bit of both.

Not only can you see things that you've long forgotten or never knew about in the first place like a Linotype machine, a Rolodex, or an adding machine in this exhibit, but you can even try some of them out.  Have fun dialing a phone number on a rotary phone, typing on a typewriter, doing some calculations with a slide ruler, and more. If you like interactivity, you will love Analog City.

You can also learn about jobs that used to exist but are no longer necessary with the advent of computers and more advanced technology, such as telegram delivery boys. We don't need telegrams when we can instantly send things by text, fax, or email.  You can also learn about jobs that still exist but have evolved in different ways due to advances in technology, such as, telephone operators. While we still have operators, they are not responsible for connecting every call like they once were.

Analog City is quite a fun and fascinating exhibit. It can definitely be enjoyed by anyone of any age. Whether you are of an age when some (or all) of the exhibit is nostalgic for you or you are young enough not to remember a world before computers at all, you can definitely appreciate the opportunity to take a look back in time with this extremely entertaining exihibit.

And that's our view. For more about Analog City, go to www.mcny.org/exhibition/analog-city. For more about the Museum of the City of the New York in general or to purchase a timed ticket to visit, go to www.mcny.org.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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