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Inside the Archives: Collecting Transportation Stories

July 25, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 / Free for Members

Historical objects help us learn about the past, and link us to the present and the future. At the New York Transit Museum, archivists, curators, and educators acquire artifacts of all sizes, from vintage buses to individual subway tokens, to help tell the ever-evolving story of mass transportation and its role in the development of New York City and the surrounding metropolitan region.

Join New York Transit Museum archives and collections staff as they bring objects to life through an engaging presentation and discussion. Learn how the Museum acquires and preserves objects and archival materials, and view recent acquisitions in the current exhibition, What’s Old is New Again: Recent Acquisitions.


Photography and video recording are permitted at the Transit Museum. However, selfie sticks, external lighting, tripods and stands may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.

Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit the accessibility page on the Museum’s website.



July 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 / Free for Members
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Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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