Dr. Lenihan, a professor in the History Department, Texas A&M University, will speak about the cultural significance and history of Coney Island. His entertaining talk will be followed by a reception and gallery viewing. Fascinating artifacts, photographs, ephemera, film clips, and hands-on interactives on display immerse visitors in the experience of Coney Island.
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The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) proudly premiers Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, April 6-May 25, 2017. On Thursday, April 6, the Museum invites the public to its FREE grand opening event, beginning at 6 pm with a presentation by Dr. John Lenihan.
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. 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.
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is open to visitors from Tuesday -Saturday, 10am-5pm. Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; children 3 and under are free. For more information about this exhibit and other displays, events, programs and activities, please contact the Museum at 979-776-2195, visit us on the web at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org, or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/brazosvalleymuseumofnaturalhistory.