New-York Historical Society celebrates holiday season with ‘Batteries Not Included: Toys and Trains’ Exhibit

To celebrate the holiday season, the New-York Historical Society is exhibiting nineteenth- and twentieth-century toys from the permanent collection. The display will include a whimsical selection of cast iron, tin, and carved wooden toys and banks made between 1850 and 1945.

To celebrate the holiday season, the New-York Historical Society is exhibiting nineteenth- and twentieth-century toys from the permanent collection.
The display will include a whimsical selection of cast iron, tin, and carved wooden toys and banks made between 1850 and 1945.

To celebrate the holiday season, the New-York Historical Society is hosting Batteries Not Included: Toys and Trains exhibit of 19th and 20th century toys from the permanent collection. The display will include a whimsical selection of cast iron, tin, and carved wooden toys and banks made between 1850 and 1945. Among them will be still and mechanical banks, wind-up, pull, and clockwork toys, toy soldiers, and a medley of trains, all topped with a Statue of Liberty still bank made between 1885 and 1920. The display is on view Nov. 26, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014 (Tues.- Thurs, Sat.: 10 am-6 pm, Friday: 10 am-8 pm,  Sun. 11 am-5 pm.; A/$18, C (5-13)/$6; Teachers/Seniors/ $14; Students/$12; pay as you wish Fridays, 6-8 pm).

Special Events: Historical Train Weekend (Dec.14-15, 1-3 p), Kids 3-6 meet Conductor Bob, hear tales of the rails, and create their own engine car, caboose, or anything in-between. And don’t forget to find all the “eye-spy” details in the amazing toys and trains on view in the New-York Historical Society’s holiday installation. Locomotive with author Brian Floca (Dec 14, 3 pm), Kids 3-10 will hear about Brian’s research, writing, and illustrating process, and will learn new facts about trains, steam engines, and the construction of the railroad.

New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th Streets,  212-873-3400, visit www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/toys-and-trains, www.nyhistory.org

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