The Beekman Family Coach is back! We are very excited to have this impressive 18th century coach return to the galleries. While off view, New-York Historical started a large restoration project on the coach. To get this rare vehicle ready to be shown again, conservator Brian Howard removed old varnish and found five layers of historic paint! And his team were happy to find many of the details inside the coach still in great shape – carpeting, lace, and leather trim. Stop by this August to see it up close!
Here are some ways to explore the Beekman Family Coach at home – before or after your visit!
Create your own moving vehicle, inspired by this almost 300-year-old coach. Follow along with this step by step craft project so you can cut, color, and roll your way into the past.
Looking for a quicker project? Download and color in our Beekman Family Coach. Try match the historic colors and patterns, or create a beautiful 21st century palette for the coach.