Textiles were integral to the Civil War— physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally—and linked soldiers and civilians. The exhibition builds on recent scholarship in social and economic history to tell of the events that led to the war, the stories of men and women affected by the Civil War, and the opportunities and challenges that followed it. Through a wealth of artifacts drawn from around the nation, the exhibition will invite visitors to see and acknowledge the human experiences beneath the veneer of Blue and Gray.
Recommended for children ages 4–7.
Ever wonder when the best time to start making art would be? Artist Clementine Hunter never had the perfect time to paint but taught herself and started to paint anyway; and today her artwork is in museums across the country.
Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and Shane W. Evans
Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.
Among the unique, hand-crafted and hand-painted toys will be the only existing first model elevated station. Designed by Märklin, ca. 1895, it is known as the Rolls-Royce of toy train manufacturers and will be displayed in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court, near the 77th Street entrance. In New-York Historical’s Luce Center, the installation will include Märklin’s largest and most elaborate train station, ca. 1904; Marklin’s only known extant post office, ca. 1895; a Märklin girder bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel, ca.