From June 16 – August 8, the North Museum of Nature and Science, in Lancaster, PA is featuring a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) traveling show, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland. For tickets, visit www.northmuseum.org.
For more than 150 years, Coney Island, a strip of sand at the Mouth of New York Harbor, has occupied a singular place in the American imagination. From the beginning as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an amusement and entertainment mecca for the masses, to its struggle for renewal in recent decades, an extraordinary array of artists have viewed Coney Island as a microcosm of the American experience. The exhibition brings to life the excitement of Coney Island, showing visitors how its magnetic world of attractions has become a touchstone for American mass culture and popular recreation. Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland opens June 16, 2021 at the North Museum of Nature & Science in Lancaster.
Throughout the exhibition, artifacts display how the modern American mass-culture industry was born at Coney Island. This exhibition investigates the rise of American leisure and traces Coney Island’s influence on amusement parks and popular culture throughout the country. Photographs, ephemera, film clips and hands-on interactives immerse visitors in the experience of Coney Island.
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