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The Face of Steeplechase Park

June 14, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Coney Island History Project’s first special exhibit of the season, opening on Memorial Day Weekend, will be “The Face of Steeplechase Park: Gams, Garters, and Stockings!” A look behind the smiling face of Steeplechase Park features rare photographs and artwork from the park’s opening to its demolition, 1897-1966.

Opening 50 years after the closure of Steeplechase Park and 100 years after the death of the park’s founder, George C. Tilyou, the exhibit at the Coney Island History Project explores the underlying success of the park and the evolution and meaning of its idiosyncratic logo-the “Steeplechase Funny Face.”

Located on West 12th Street at the entrance to Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, the Coney Island History Project’s exhibition season is from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 12 noon-6pm

Admission is free of charge.


June 14, 2014
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Coney Island History Project
(347) 702-8553
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Coney Island History Project
3059 W 12th St (Near Boardwalk)
Brooklyn, NY, NY 11224 United States
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(347) 702-8553
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