The North Natural Science Museum recently held the show “Connie Island: The Vision of America’s Dreamland.”
This exhibition, a travel show by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will run until August 8.
According to a news release, the exhibit shows that Connie Island attractions have become a touchstone for American popular culture and recreation.
According to the release, artifacts and hands-on interactive exhibits such as photos, film clips, postcards and other ephemera show how the modern American popular culture industry was born on Connie Island.
The exhibition also describes how artists have been inspired by Connie Island over the last 150 years.
The exhibition has five chronological sections.
• Find out the origin of the resort at Connie Isle (1861-1894).
• The world’s largest playground (1895-1929) shows an explosive increase in entertainment available to the masses in parks such as Obstacle Racing, Dreamland and Luna Park.
• The Nickel Empire (1930-1939) shows how Connie Island served as an affordable pastime during the Great Depression.
• The Connie Island of the Mind (1940-1961) shows how attractions reflect American life during and after World War II.
• Requiem for a Dream (1962-2008) follows the decline of modern amusement parks.
The North Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to noon and from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Due to the limited capacity, timed tickets for the museum must be ordered in advance. Tickets are $ 9 for adults and $ 8 for ages 65 and up and ages 3-17. Free for children under 3 years old. northmuseum.org For more information and tickets.
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