Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

October 28, 2016
February 26, 2017

See the New-York Historical Society transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibition of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements, and toys, owned by New-York Historical. The dynamic display appeals to all ages, showcasing the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era.

The Holiday Express exhibit unfolds over a broad swath of our first floor, featuring pieces from the Jerni Collection that transform the space into a magical wonderland. Theatrical lighting, an ambient audio “soundscape,” and other visual effects immerse visitors in an enchanting holiday experience. The exhibition begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the Museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens. A 360-degree mountainous landscape is on view in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court, featuring artifacts grouped into ten scenes.

Families, pick up your very own “I Spy” Holiday Express trains and toys hunt, available in the exhibition. Kids will match pictures and rhyming facts with the whimsical and intricate objects in this incredible display. Bring the whole family, pick your hunts, and see who can spot the most!

Holiday Express is sponsored by:
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



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