Announced: “Collector’s Night 2016” @ The New York City Fire Museum

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Collector’s Night: Friday, June 10, 6:30 PM, New York City Fire Museum

Join the annual celebration of ephemera and those who curate it! Collectors will display their collections throughout the evening and briefly present a key object during the Lightning Round Show ‘N Tell! And enjoy talks from three guest speakers.

This year’s event will include displays by guest museums such as Museum at Eldridge Street, The Museum of Interesting Things, Morus (museum), Reanimation Library, Interference Archive and others!

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Confirmed Collections Include:
* Vintage Judaica from Museum at Eldridge Street
* 16mm archival cartoons by Tommy José Stathes of Cartoons On Film
* Taxidermy/entomology by long-time Morbid Anatomy Museum artist-in-residence and taxidermy teacher Amber Maykut of Hoardaculture: Taxidermy, Entomology, Curiosities
* Vintage Manhattan maps and photos from Dan Lenchner
* Relics of the demolished Conmar Zipper company from Phil Buehler
* Books from Reanimation Library
* Artifacts from The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum
* Social movements ephemera from Interference Archive
* Vintage Coney Island chalkware prize figurines from Marion Duckworth Smith of the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead
* Pocket protectors from Inspector Collector, Harley Judd Spiller of the Museum of American Finance
* Vintage greeting cards from LuLu LoLo Productions

…and many, many others!

Guest Speakers:
Stanley B. Burns, MD of The Burns Archive, an extensive photographic collection of the forgotten, unseen, and disquieting moments in history. Dr. Burns will discuss the process of compiling and curating his collection. Dr. Burns served as the Medical, Historical & Technical Advisor to the HBO/Cinemax series The Knick, and Mercy Street PBS. He has also consulted on hundreds of documentaries, films and television series.

Austin Wright of the Museum of Democracy, the world’s largest collection of historical and political campaign memorabilia. He will present the Wright family collection of presidential campaign artifacts, and discuss the future of the museum.

Howard Warren, a retired science teacher from Trinity School in Manhattan. He will discuss his collection of professional baseball ephemera as it relates to the dismantling of #JimCrow through the sport’s integration.

Admission: $10 general/$5 for members of The City Reliquary or New York City Fire Museum. Become a Reliquary Member today!: https://www.artful.ly/the-city-reliquary/store/memberships

With sponsorship from The Brooklyn Brewery and Two Boots Pizza!

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New York, New York 10013

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