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EXHIBITION CENTER...The Coney Island History Project's exhibition center is located at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park on West 12th Street, just off the Boardwalk. Our public exhibition center is open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Admission is Free!
The exhibition center is open year round by appointment for schools and groups. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
View historic artifacts, photographs, maps, ephemera, folk art and films of Coney Island's colorful past. This season's exhibits include This year's exhibitions are "The Curious Art of Larry Millard: Paintings from Playland Arcade," "The Wonder Wheel: Coney Island's Iconic Amusement Attraction," as well as exhibits on the Storm aand Coney Island Creek. Our popular Steeplechase horse from the legendary ride that gave Steeplechase Park its name will be on display again along with Spook-A-Rama's Cyclops from Wonder Wheel Park, hand-painted figures from Astroland's Musik Express, and a rare Mangels Fairy Whip Car.
WALKING TOURS...The Coney Island History Project is pleased to announce walking tours of the historic landmarks and current attractions of the amusement district. Please visit our online reservation website to see the walking tour schedule and purchase advance tickets online. If you have a question or to arrange a group tour, e-mail email@example.com. Tours are based on CIHP Director Charles Denson's award-winning book Coney Island: Lost and Found, the oral history interviews in our archive and other primary sources. Tours are offered on weekends year-round as well as throughout the year to groups on weekdays and weekends by advance reservation.
AUDIO/VIDEO TOUR...365 days a year, visitors are invited to download the History Project's FREE audio/video walking tour of "Coney Island's Amusement Area--Past & Present" and explore the neighborhood. The free download and a map are available on the History Project's website's Tours page, right HERE...
ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE...The History Project's Oral History Archive is rich with stories of people who live, work or play in Coney Island. You can find and listen to their stories via our searchable online database, which is organized by theme, place, period and name. If you have a story to share, please email us for an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews are conducted year round, both in Coney Island and off-site.
ASK MR CONEY ISLAND ... Washington Baths, Weber's Carousel, Tunnel of Laffs and Sodamat are just a few of the topics discussed in the History Project's blog. Do you have a question for Mr. Coney Island? Email email@example.com