08/20/2012 01:59 pm ET Updated Sep 25, 2012

'From Farm to City: Staten Island' Exhibit At Museum Of The City of New York Traces Borough's Evolution (PHOTOS)

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:

From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012 Exhibit

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.