We're now in the final days of our beloved seasonal exhibition, Holiday Express—come learn about toys and trains from a bygone era before the show closes on Sunday, February 28.
Though the golden age of the locomotive has long since come to pass, the train set has endured as a popular toy. Toys reflect culture and offer us insight into the lives of both kids and adults at the time of their creation. While we often think of the...Read More
We are building a research railroad! In 2017 the New-York Historical Society received a special grant to begin the enormous task of cataloging the Jerni Collection in an effort share its wonders with the greater public. These funds come from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Founded in 1996, IMLS serves as an independent federal agency dedicated to connecting people with information and collections like Jerni.
Our annual Holiday Express exhibition features only 236...Read More
Could Tiffany lamps be a national security threat? That's what seemed to be the case when transporting A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls home to America from Germany. "The bomb sniffing dogs alerted on one of the crates," said co-curator Margaret K. Hofer. "There a big ruckus and the crates had to be opened. I learned subsequently that they used a lot of uranium to make yellow glass, and the dog...Read More
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