5. Learn How Donald Trump’s Father Demolished Coney Island’s Steeplechase Park in a New Exhibit
Postcard from Boston Public Library
The Coney Island History Project will launch the timely exhibit “50th Anniversary of Fred Trump’s Demolition of Steeplechase Pavilion” this Friday, May 28th. The story, full of underhanded deals, scantily clad women, bullying and more will seem familiar to us today. There will also be some great historical ephemera including an 1823 Toll house sign, referred to as Coney Island’s “first admission ticket” that once denoted the 5 cent toll for a horse and rider to enter the island, an original Steeplechase horse, and “Skully,” the giant skull from Coney Island’s Spookhouse and Spook-A-Rama.