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Collectors’ Night 2019!

"Collectors" spelled out using different vintage objects.

RESCHEDULED! Now to be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the link!

At Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 275 N. 8th Street, Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NY

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 14th Annual Collector’s Night has been postponed from its original date, and will not be held on Sunday, July 14 as originally scheduled. All purchased tickets will be refunded in full via Eventbrite. We sincerely apologize, especially to any of you who had made travel plans or given up other happenings this weekend.

However, we have rescheduled Collectors’ Night: the event will now be held on Saturday, September 7, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburgh – just a collectible stone’s throw away from the City Reliquary. This change will allow us to accommodate more collectors and more attendees at a lower ticket price! General admission tickets will now be $20, with $10 discounted tickets available to presenting collectors and City Reliquary Members.

Our featured presenter on September 7 will be Laetitia Barbier of the Morbid Anatomy Museum showing guillotine models from her personal collection! She’ll explain how, as a very young child, a complete misunderstanding of the infamous machine’s purpose led her to a life-long fascination, and how guillotines inspired both horror and titillation throughout the 19th century.

Do you have a collection you’d be interested in displaying at Collectors’ Night 2019? Big or small, loosely grouped or exactingly themed, obscure or commonplace, vintage or brand new – we’d love to see it! Follow this link to complete a brief application form. If accepted, you’ll receive a code for discount tickets and special instructions. We’ll try to get back to you speedily – usually within a day.

We hope to see you on September 7 as a collector or guest!

What’s New in our Making A Museum Exhibit? The 1939 World’s Fair Collection of Virginia McClellan Moskowitz

A major part of the City Reliquary’s mission is to elevate everyday objects and the stories of everyday New Yorkers. We love and celebrate the passion and curatorial skill of amateur collectors. With this collection of 1939 World’s Fair memorabilia, we showcase the work of an amateur collector who became a professional: Virginia McClellan Moskowitz.

In 1939, Virginia, a nurse from Mount Vernon, NY, attended the World’s Fair in New York City. The experiences and sights she witnessed stayed with her her entire life, and inspired her to collect many different types of souvenirs reflecting her fond memories.

After retiring from the nursing profession, Virginia’s love of collections led her to become Mount Vernon’s town historian. Her enthusiasm, and the local history she passed on, is fondly remembered by those she met, and her legacy is inspiring a new generation of local historians today.