We ventured into this museum due to an episode we saw on Mysteries At The Museum. That particular episode talked about how one of New York's past governors from 1702-1708 used to like to cross-dress and he had a picture painted of himself in drag placed above his mantle, which now hangs in the museum. His name was Edward Hyde, Lord of Cornbury, who was arguably the most powerful man in all the British colonies of the New World. He was also cousin of Queen Anne. "He has been accused of everything from bigotry to raiding the public treasury. But his infamous reputation is the charge that he dressed ''publicly in woman's clothes Every day.''
Also during the time of our visit, they were hosting a Tiffany Lamp Exhibit on the Fourth Floor, which SHOULD NOT BE MISSED! There are so many beautiful lamps that take up two floors. They even have an area in that display where you can design your own Tiffany Lamp. My kids loved that!
For children, they had the Eloise Exhibit, which was well done. Lots of interesting sketches and stories and things to do.
The other floors held wonderful exhibits about the New York Fire Department, 911 artifacts, subway artifacts, and so much more that you'll have to see for yourself. There was also walls lined with wonderful John F. Kennedy photos.
I would definitely RECOMMEND at stop in this museum. Give yourself 3-4 hours to truly see it all. The coffee shop has delicious items as well, so check that out too!
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