Sundays, March 3, 10, April 21, May 19, 1pm
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.
Celebrate Father’s Day with a special family workshop all about games – parents and kids learn about historical games and build their own video game prototypes. A New-York Historical Society educator will lead families with children between ages 7-12 through galleries and behind-the-scenes to view different toys and games in the collection.
Cornelia van Varick was a Dutch girl who lived in Flatbush, Brooklyn, around 1700. A great deal is known about her household and family because when her widowed mother died, executors compiled an estate inventory that still survives.
Learn about the history of classic games and pick up a few tricks along the way! There will be two workshops, one starting at 12:30 pm and one at 3:30 pm.
Have you ever wondered why kids play a game with sticks and a ball? Or how about those funny looking things we call “Jacks?” Learn about the history of these classic games and pick up a few tricks along the way!
There will be two workshops, one starting at 12:30 pm and one at 3:30 pm.
Lower Level Classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Uncover the most unusual and eccentric aspects of New York City history on this madcap adventure in the newly renovated galleries of the New-York Historical Society. You'll rummage through the Luce Center, a veritable artifact-stuffed attic with such remarkable items as Washington's Valley Forge cot, a piece of a statue pulled down in a riot after the Declaration of Independence was first read in the city, rioting bears and bulls, antique toys, the portrait of a cross-dressing governor and Aaron Burr's death mask.