1:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Brought to you by Coney Island History Project
You're invited to visit the Coney Island History Project on Easter Weekend. View historic artifacts, photographs, maps, ephemera and films of Coney Island's colorful past. Admission is FREE.
Visitors may take free souvenir photos with an original Steeplechase horse from the legendary ride that gave Steeplechase Park its name and "Skully," a figure from Coney Island's classic Spookhouse and Spook-A-Rama dark rides. Among the treasures on display at the Coney Island History Project's exhibit center this season is Coney Island's oldest surviving artifact from the dawn of the "World's Playground." The 1823 Toll House sign dates back to the days when the toll for a horse and rider to "the Island" was 5 cents! The current special exhibit on view at the Coney Island History Project is "Coney Island Stereoviews: Seeing Double at the Seashore, 1860-1920."
Located on West 12th Street at the entrance to Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, just a few steps off the Boardwalk, the Coney Island History Project is open free of charge on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day from 1-7pm. The Coney Island History Project is open year round for private group visits and our weekend walking tours. For tour info, visit http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/tours-seeing-coney-island.