Dining Out: A Chronology of American Menus - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Date: 01/09/13 through 03/01/13
Hours: 11am - 4pm
Ages: All
Price: Free with admission
421 East 61st Street - 212-838-6878
New York, NY 10065

Description: Explore the first in-depth exhibition of The Henry Voigt Collection of American Menus, illustrating not only what Americans ate in the 19th century but also the evolution of American culture. Part II, The American Excursionist, features menus from resort hotels, trains and ships, dating from 1870-1900. This installation showcases the emergence of a variety of American vacation destinations in the post-Civil War years from Martha’s Vineyard to Niagara Falls to Yosemite National Park.