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Locomotive with author Brian Floca at New-York Historical Society

12/14/13 3pm 170 Central Park West Map
212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org Ages: Young elementary

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"Here are the locomotives, the iron horses, the great machines, pulling their trains behind them." Join author and illustrator Brian Floca to hear and see his amazing new book on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Seen through the eyes of one family traveling west, Locomotive captures the excitement, newness, and change that this endeavor brought to America. Kids 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.

Venue Description: Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in New York and serves as the collective memory of the city. The N-YHS offers a vast collection of American painting, sculpture, photographs, books, manuscripts, antique coaches and fire engines, works by Tiffany and more. Several exhibitions are featured yearly, as well as lectures and educational programs. Don't miss four centuries of museum collections--Tiffany lamps, furniture and paintings in the Henry Luce III Center for American Culture. It is a not-to-be-missed location while visiting New York City.

The New-York Historical Society is located in a landmark building at 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street. It is open to the general public Tuesday through Sunday and on selected holiday Mondays. It is also open on Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups. N-YHS facilities, galleries and auditorium are wheelchair accessible; a wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. The N-YHS provides guided tours of the galleries several times a day and special tours for small and large groups may be arranged.

Visiting the Society: The New-York Historical Society is open to the general public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; we offer free admission on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

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