Holiday Express: Toys and trains from the Jerni Collection
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - Sun, Feb 22, 2015
The New-York Historical Society will be transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibit of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements and toys. The dynamic display will appeal to all age groups, showcasing the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era.
The Holiday Express exhibition will unfold over a broad swath of New-York Historical’s first floor, featuring pieces from the Jerni Collection that will transform the space into a magical wonderland. With the aid of theatrical lighting, an ambient audio “soundscape,” and other visual effects, visitors will be engaged in an immersive experience. The exhibition begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where movement and sound from four large-scale multimedia screens will make it seem as though trains are roaring through the space. A 360-degree mountainous landscape will be on view in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court, featuring artifacts grouped into ten scenes.
Make your visit to Holiday Express even more unforgettable by joining us for a special CHEW-CHOO! DINING CAR experience in New-York Historical Society’s elegant Caffè Storico! Families will enjoy a delightful array of unique culinary treats (one course savory and one course sweet) while surrounded by whimsical train-décor.
170 Central Park West
(at 77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Subway: B, C to 81st Street
About this organization
The New-York Historical Society is New York City's oldest museum and one of the nation's most distinguished independent research libraries. A $65 million renovation completed in 2011 introduced new galleries and a children's museum.