Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Truly Vintage Alphabet Books
Over the weekend we went to the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (yes, they put a hyphen in New-York). Our first stop was not the DiMenna Children's History Museum but a small exhibit on the fourth floor of a collection of not just model trains but all their accoutrements - train stations, miniature figurines, merry-go-rounds, and more. There was a pamphlet available for a self-guided scavenger hunt and it was a blast. Then we headed downstairs for the Children's Museum. My older daughter loved it (her class has been having regular visits from an educator from the Society) but I was unimpressed, except by these vintage alphabet books and games.
There's a reason the Historical Society has been given the nickname "New York City's attic!"