Holiday Express returns to New-York Historical this holiday season, reimagined to celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry. The installation showcases artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm!) from publisher Penguin Random House alongside Jerni Collection toys. Children and adults can also experience dynamic displays exploring the workings of the railroad, the services it provides, and the jobs required to keep people and goods moving. (Curated by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture)
Kids hop on our custom-made Busytown vehicle-themed benches and take photos throughout the gallery with Busytown characters. Also: Pick up an "I Spy" scavenger hunt at the 77th St. entrance and take your whole family on an adventure through the exhibition.