Locomotive with author Brian Floca at New-York Historical Society
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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: A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.
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