Please join the ASPPNY Chapter for a Tour of the New York Transit Museum’s Archives
April 26, 2017 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Gabrielle Shubert Research Center, 882 Third Avenue, 4th Fl. Brooklyn, NY 11232
Subway: D, N, Q, R & W to the 36th street station
The New York Transit Museum is one of a few museums in the world dedicated to telling the story of urban public transportation – from the people who developed, operate, and ride it, to the city and region it has helped shape. The Museum focuses on this human experience and the impact of public transportation on the growth and development of the New York metropolitan region. Recently the Museum opened the Gabrielle Shubert Research Center, a new 14,000 sq. foot collection and archive storage space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Our guides for the evening will be;
Desiree Alden-Gonzalez, Archivist & Acting Collections Manager – She has been with the New York Transit Museum since 2006. Desiree holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from SUNY New Paltz and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute.
Rebecca Haggarty, Research Archivist – who started at the New York Transit Museum while completing her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with Long Island University. Rebecca also has a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science from Salve Regina University.
We will have a reception with light snacks & drinks after the tour and our guides will answer questions about the collection and the workings of the archive.
Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. We will start the tour Promptly at 6:30 PM.