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Arts et Musées
In 1945, Jacques Marchais founded a museum to house her collection of Tibetan art. She designed two fieldstone buildings, a library and a museum, to resemble a Himalayan temple. The Museum is surrounded by meditation gardens with statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibetan prayer flags, and a lotus and fish pond. The collection primarily consists of Tibetan Buddhist art from Tibet, Mongolia, and Northern China and dates from the 15th to the early 20th century. The collection is especially rich in statues of buddhas, lamas, arhats, protector deities and thangka paintings as well as excellent examples of 18th century Qianlong cloisonné. There is a giftshop featuring items made by Tibetan artisans.
Merchants and Drovers Tavern is a historic tavern that is now transformed in to a museum that chronicles the travel and leisure life of early America. For details, check website.
Explore, play, be a firefighter, ride a boat, fish, act like an insect, and learn about animals. At the Staten Island Children's Museum, children have an opportunity to explore the world around them. There's a construction zone where kids can learn about houses and how they are built; they even get to use a digger and decorate!
Located in Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Noble Maritime Collection has managed to preserve and study maritime history. Navigators and researchers from all over the world showcase their findings here. The main purpose of the museum is to preserve and promote the historical writings, and arts of marine artist John A. Nobel. Ship models, rare maritime collections and Noble's houseboat studio are to be seen here.
The Robinson Plantation House is a historical home that dates back to the 17th Century. This frame house is now transformed into Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation & Museum that is open to all visitors. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it is also referred to as Seventeenth Century Clark House.
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is located on Tompkins Avenue in Staten Island, New York and was orignally known as Garibaldi Memorial. It was established as a testament of the Italian-American culture and history. It is owned and administered by the National Order Sons of Italy Foundation as well as the New York Grand Lodge Order Sons of Italy in America. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1980.
The monumental Alice Austen House located in Staten Island. Also famously referred as Clear Comfort, it was home to ace photographer Alice Austen. In the light of the present day, it stands as a house museum that hosts school programs, photography camps and day trips. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is also included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Take a tour of the Woodruff House and the Eaton Store Museum and explore the beautifully restored home. Managed by the Hillside Historical Society, it was included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
This 120-year-old museum of two million objects manages to thoroughly cover the themes of art, science, history and conservation. The Natural Science Collection is especially interesting for bug lovers, as it includes 500,000 insects and 300,000 beetles. The art collection focuses on Staten Island talent, but also includes work by internationally renowned artists like Marc Chagall and Robert Henri. The museum also houses a library, a conservation center and a wildlife refuge.
The Crane-Phillips House is a Victorian-style cottage located in Cranford, New Jersey. It is now a museum which is operated by the Cranford Historical Society and it shows how life was for modest families in the Victorian opulence era. The museum displays a lot of artifacts like Native American, American Civil and Revolutionary War artifacts, to name a few. This museum was added to National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1997.
The Edison Memorial Tower and Museum offers an insight into the life and works of science genius, Thomas Alva Edison. As an ode to his remarkable contribution to the field, this tower museum is built on the very site of his original work laboratory. It houses a great collection of articles, books and photographs on his inventions, as well as family memorabilia. Learn about the mechanism of the phonograph, the electrical distribution and the carbon button transmitter, among over 400 of his patents. A gigantic symbolic representation of his iconic invention, the light bulb, makes its way to the top of the tower. In addition, this museum features on the National Register of Historic Places.
As the name suggests, the Harbor Defense Museum preserves the rich history of the city’s coastal defense. One of the seventy museums in the country that is operated by the Defense Department, this museum is located in the immense Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. Among its rich collection, which spans the Revolutionary War and the Second World War, visitors will find US Army uniforms, weapons, cannons, and also art which has the military as its focus and theme. A good opportunity to get better acquainted with the extensive military history of the country, a visit here will be educational and informative. See the website for more information.