The Amazing 1994 Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan Museum
Sometimes crazy things happen. Going on a work trip to New York for a last minute gig for a week and having it turn in to a three week exodus is definitely one of those things in my life. Living in a hotel for an extended period of time is certainly not as glamorous as mid 2000's Lindsay Lohan would have had you believe, but it has been nice to be able to spend some time with old friends, revisit my former life, eat all the pizza and bagels, and attend events I wouldn't have had the chance to check out otherwise. The best of these events was hands down Saturday night's opening reception for the 1994 Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan museum at Standard Toycraft in Williamsburg. The museum, dreamed up by comedians and Netflix enthusiasts Matt & Viviana was a big hit on kickstarter last month - where the roommates initially set out to raise $75 dollars to "blow up photos larger at Duane Reade" and ended up raising over $2000 instead. Apparently a lot of people - including myself - have some significant nostalgia for the 1994 Lillehammer ice skating scandal revolving around the two dynamic figure skating rivals. Or just thought it was a hilarious concept to makeover a long apartment hallway as a museum. Probably both, to be honest.
The night was vastly entertaining, from the swag bags which featured Nancy trading cards, iconic Tonya photos, a tea light candle (symbolizing the Olympic torch obvs) and a single crayon (as the media "colored" the events that took place, also obvs) to the live trampoline performances and more. SO MAGICAL.
Want your own tour? Watch this entertaining video walk-through - worth every one of its 13 hilarious minutes.