Monday, January 30, 2012

Member Preview for newest exhibit, "Going Places"

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One highlight to becoming a member is the exhibit previews. Each time a new exhibit is opened at the Harbor History Museum, members are invited to preview it the night before it is opened to the public. It is a night of fun; food, drinks, company, and--best of all--seeing the new exhibit before anyone else! On January 27, we opened our newest exhibit, Going Places, which will be showing from January 28 to March 16.

Going Places  was curated by William F. Ayres, director of collections and interpretation at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages. The exhibition has been made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

This Buggy was donated by the Sehmel Homestead and will be showing in the museum lobby throughout Going Places

Going Places explores the culture, evolution, and eventual demise of horse-drawn transportation, from the early nineteenth century, through the industrial revolution, and into the 1900s; the dawn of the automobile age.

The exhibition also covers a broad range of questions: How were carriages made and repaired? Where were they sold, and who could afford them? The answers are surprising, and frequent parallels to today’s car culture make Going Places a fascinating journey.


Post is prepared by staff and volunteers of the Harbor History Museum
Photographs by Tatyana Searcy
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1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful photos of the harbor. They really capture the beauty of this area!