A new exhibition opening at the Museum of the City of New York is hoping to illuminate the unique history of Staten Island, New York's oft-forgotten borough.

"From Farm to City: Staten Island," will focus on Staten Island's evolution from farmland to suburb, from "pleasure grounds" of the 19th century to the place we know, or don't know, now.

Incorporating maps, photographs, and other primary documents, From Farm To City hopes to bring new awareness to a borough to which many New Yorkers say they've never ventured .

The exhibition opens September 13 and runs till January 21.

For a photo preview, check out the slideshow below:

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  • Tottenville residents on Amboy Road protest new development in their neighborhood, February 19, 2005 Courtesy The Staten Island Advance

  • Verrazano Bridge under construction, December 4, 1963 Vintage photograph Museum of the City of New York

  • Byron Company, Bathing, Midland Beach, 1899 Vintage photograph Museum of the City of New York, The Byron Collection

  • Augustus Kollner, The Narrows and Part of Staten Island, 1850 Lithograph by Laurent Deroy; published by Goupil & Co., printed by Cattier Museum of the City of New York, The J. Clarence Davies Collection

  • Bayonne Bridge with Willowbrook Parkway in the foreground, June 1964 Courtesy The Staten Island Advance

  • Housing in New Springville, August 1987 Courtesy The Staten Island Advance

  • Brooklyn ferry terminal two years after service was stopped, 1966 Courtesy The Staten Island Advance

CORRECTION: A previous caption provided by the Museum of the History of New York incorrectly stated the Verrazano Bridge's construction date. It has since been edited.