Meet Jen, our New York City Lead and awesome renegade tour guide!
Museum Hack: What are three fun facts about you most people don’t know?
- I love pickles, it’s a drink the pickle juice kind of love.
- Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite childhood books and visiting PEI as an adult was a dream come true!
- I have a collection of tiny glass chickens.
Museum Hack: If you had to be trapped in the Museum overnight, what would you do?
I would sit in all of the chairs in the various period rooms and take a snooze in the beds. I would try on a number of dresses in the costume collection. I would touch Pixel Deer 24 on the nose and pet the fish in Astor Court. It takes a lot of willpower not to do these things on a regular basis.
Museum Hack: If you could work at any other museum, which one would you choose?
I love the Tenement Museum on the Lower Eastside. I’ve always been fascinated by that period in American history and I really appreciate how the museum explores contemporary immigration stories. They also have an awesome gift shop and are blocks away from the Pickle Guys,which if you read my answers to first question, you know that’s a huge draw.
Museum Hack: If you were to be reincarnated as an animal, which would it be and why?
A sea bird. I like the idea of being able to fly but also relaxing on the ocean whenever the mood strikes me.
Museum Hack: If you could have a drink with one person in history for 15 minutes, who would it be with and what are you drinking?
I think I might like to grab a drink with any of the ladies that flew planes during WWII. I think we’d go for a strong cup of coffee and some sandwiches…..and maybe a few beers.
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