Docent Led Gallery Tour: Holiday Express, Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

Docent Led Gallery Tour: Holiday Express, Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
Gallery Tours
Sat, December 16th, 2017 |
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(Members $5)

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

Adult $25, Senior $20, Member $5
Includes Admission


Immerse yourself in an enchanting holiday wonderland at our sweeping display of spectacular antique toy trains, toys, and scenic elements from the renowned Jerni Collection. On this tour, discover a magical 360-degree mountain landscape with a circa 1890s town and, of course, see the trains themselves, including those made by leading manufacturers that set the standard for the Golden Age of Toy Trains, like the German firms of Märklin and Bing, as well as the American firms Lionel and Ives. Among other topics, learn about the history of trains, including the aerodynamic Märklin’s Schienenzeppelin, or rail-zeppelin, which is modeled after an actual locomotive that emerged in Germany in the years following World War I as a way to find civilian uses for military surplus. History tidbits abound on our docent-led tour!


New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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