Exhibitions

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

November 27, 2020 – February 21, 2021
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A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, Holiday Express transports young and old alike to a bygone era. The installation includes a variety of toy train stations dating from the turn of the 19th century to the World War II era, showcasing the evolving designs of American and European toymakers. New to the display this year are Marklin's Onion Dome Station and Grand Station (1904–08). Visitors are greeted by animations and fun facts about the toys on nearby screens, and kids will be delighted by a specially created bench inspired by a sleigh in New-York Historical's collection. 

Check out the digital family guide for Holiday Express, an I Spy hunt through the exhibition. 

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor. 

 

 

Media sponsor:
WNET

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