Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cultural Treasure Maps Of Brooklyn's Most Intriguing Institutions

Image courtesy of Coney Island History Project (

Now you can get a free map of "Brooklyn's Most Intriguing Treasures" to find your way to various institutions that educate, promote, share, preserve Brooklyn's cultural history.

This initiative created by the Brooklyn Cultural Circuit also encourages collaboration between these institutions. Some of them include the Old Stone House in Park Slope, The Doll and Toy Museum of NYC, The Waterfront Museum, and the Coney Island History Project.

The Coney Island History Project's treasure is a 100-year-old Ride Ticket emblazoned with The Funny Face logo of George C. Tilyou's Steeplechase Park (1897-1964). The world famous amusement park was billed as "Coney Island's Only Funny Place, where 25,000 people laugh at one time." Now rare and highly collectible, the "George C. Tilyou Combination Badge" was the original pay-one-price ticket.

It let visitors enjoy all of Steeplechase's attractions including the signature horse race ride for just 25 cents. Among the treasures you'll find at the Coney Island History Project's exhibition center is an authentic horse from the Steeplechase ride, which gave the park its name.

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