Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SATURDAY - NY Historical Society

Saturday January 17, 2014 – 
New York Historical Society Museum & Library

Event Planned by Elaine Langer

The New York Historical Museum has a rich array of artifacts from New York past. The New York Historical Society collection contains over 300 relics.  These relics are on display and waiting to be drawn!  Further there are approximately 3,000 toys and games (and remnants of the holiday train show) on display. These may prove to be interesting subject for sketching. Additionally there is an area displaying “tools of the trade”. “The collection includes thousands of objects used in the home, on the farm or in workshops and offices, from the Dutch colonial era to the twentieth century. Included are items related to food preparation and household maintenance, as well as tools used in manufacturing, trades and professions. Notable in the collection are a chest of woodworking tools used by the New York cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe and tools used by glassworkers at Tiffany Studios.”

And if that isn't enough there is a special Spotlight on the “eminent American sculptor Daniel Chester French was sixty-five when he was asked to create the most iconic monument of his long career—the statue at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.” The model on display is the only full size maquette of the head.  The plaster head was used to see the effects of light in the Memorial building. 

 Come and check it out!

Where: 170 Central Park West, NY, NY at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), ( just south of the Museum of Natural History

When: At 10 AM. Running late? Don't worry - come anyway, we'll be there.

Admission: Adults $19 / Children 5 – 13 years of age $6 / Senior Citizens/Educators/Active Military (62+): $15  
HOWEVER - Elaine negotiated a Special Urban Sketchers discount = $14 for everyone

Lunch: At 12:30 at Isabella’s (Pasta and Burger place) 359 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024 (Located at the intersection of 77th and Columbus Avenue)

Afternoon: 1:45 - Back to the Museum for more sketching

Show and Tell:  3:30 at Amsterdam Ale House, 340 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY (Located at the intersection of 77th and Amsterdam Avenue)

Note: The museum prefers we work in pen, pencil or charcoal - basically anything that doesn't drip!

Directions (see map):

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By Subway:


SubwaySubway to 81st Street
Subway to 79th Street


Bus to 77th Street
Bus to 81st Street and Central Park West

By Car:


There is a limited amount of street parking on 77th Street, 76th Street and Central Park West.
Nearby parking garages can be found at:
203 W 77th Street, (212) 362-2308
207 W 76th Street, (212) 496-8553
201 W 75th Street, (212) 874-0581
All garages are between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

Can't find us?  
Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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