Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Museum of the City of New York

I just got back from a great trip to NYC, Washington D.C., and Annapolis. I managed to squeeze in three museum visits during my trip. In DC Kristin, Ben, and I went to the National Archives were we saw the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. We also when to the American History Museum where we saw a food exhibit that included Julia Child's kitchen and the exhibit with the first ladies' dresses. 
After living in New York and visiting multiple times I've covered many of the museums. One that I have always wanted to visit is the Museum of the City of New York and we made it happen this trip. My mother-in-law, Laura, and I really enjoyed this museum which sits on Fifth Avenue and 103rd St. The museum is in the Colonial Revival style and has a stunning entryway with a giant marble staircase and modern chandelier.
We are standing at the base of the staircase. At the top of the stairs is a movie theater that shows a 22 min film about New York history. It shows its movements from a Dutch colony to a British colony to the multicultural mecca that it is today.

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