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Train Tales and Crafts
December 30, 2016

Written by Shana Fung Chugga chugga CHOO CHOO! The New-York Historical Society’s December School Vacation Week from December 26 –January 2 is all about trains. Friends big and small have been stopping by to check out Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, to journey on a special train scavenger hunt, and to…

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Trains, Trains, and More Trains!
December 13, 2016

Written by Shana Fung This past weekend was Historical Train Weekend at the New-York Historical Society, and we were all about trains, trains, and more trains! Families went on scavenger hunts in our exhibition, Holiday Express, made their very own train engines to take home, and even met Conductor Abe who told some tall train…

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Meet Mike Thornton, Curator of “Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection”
October 28, 2016

Written by Shana Fung   Buzz! Clank! Thud! It’s been a spectacularly noisy week at the New-York Historical Society as an army of Museum staff worked day and night to put everything together for Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, open Friday, October 28. In the midst of the craziness, we managed…

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Reading into History: Book Wrap Recap and Picture The Dead
December 14, 2012

Hello Families!  We had a wonderful Book Wrap on December 2nd with special guest author Donna Jo Napoli. This book dealt with such tough issues- loss, poverty, immigration, the struggle to fit in- that families were debating ideas right out of the gate. Bravery was a particularly interesting topic of discussion. Is a person brave for…

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