Two Former Coney Island Educators Help Establish Museum Up North

Source: Boris23 via Wikimedia Commons

Two former Coney Island residents have decided to set up a museum with a big Coney Island influence in Torrington, Connecticut.

Stuart and Jane Grodin retired from teaching and moved up north, where they kept a summer home for years.

The educators have a great interest in creating a space where children can learn through play.

The Grodin’s took some of their favorite parts of living and teaching Coney Island and hope to bring those experiences into the creation of the museum.

“[Coney Island] is still there and it still has most of the famous places,” said the Grodins to Register Citizen. “Like Nathan’s.”

As the museum’s plan develops, some ideas include film presentations and interactive, hands-on exhibits, something the couple probably took away from their time in Coney Island.

The new museum will be called KidsPlay. It does not yet have an opening date.


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