New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West

(at 77th Street)

New York, NY 10024

(212) 873-3400

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Subway: B, C to 81st Street

About this organization

New-York Historical Society

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.


Tue10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection



  • $15
  • $5
  • $12
  • $10
  • Free

This holiday season, the New-York Historical Society will exhibit selections from the Jerni Collection, the largest and most comprehensive collection of magnificent quality European and American toys and trains ever assembled. The Jerni Collection was assembled piece-by-piece over a 50 year period by Jerry Greene, one of the world’s leading authorities on model trains and toys.

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    In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history ...
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    Every Thursday…all year long! Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in ...
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    A group of 22 paintings and two small sculptures offers visitors a chronological journey through highlights of the ...