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Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island
August 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree with Museum Admission
From horse-drawn carriages, steamboats, and railroads, to the buses and subways of today, mass transportation has played a pivotal role in Coney Island’s development as a seaside resort, the home of the world’s first amusement parks and the densely populated neighborhood it became. Through objects, maps and images from the Museum’s collection, Five Cents to Dreamland traces the evolution of public transportation in Brooklyn and its storied connections to the wonders of Coney Island both past and present. Join associate curator Jodi Shapiro on Friday, August 26 for a gallery talk highlighting the Transit Museum’s newest exhibition, Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island.