Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which

chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during the Civil War.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood Cemetery members; you may reserve them here.

On Wednesday evening, April 15, starting at 6:30, BHS will host a discussion, “The Greening of Brooklyn: Exploring New Parks and Unexpected Spaces,” moderated by Robin Lynn, co-author, with Francis Morrone, of the Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes. Among the panelists will be Matthew Urbanski, of Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, principal designers of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Admission is $5, or free for BHS or Green-Wood members; reserve tickets here.

Brooklyn trivia buffs should plan to be at BHS Thursday evening, April 16, for “Extreme Brooklyn Trivia: All-Star Edition.”

The result of an unprecedented détente between two trivia titans, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection and the BHS Trivia Masters are joining forces to present the mother-lode of Brooklyn-inspired trivia, while raising the bar to the heavens for all future pub trivia competitions. This multi-round, multi-media competition is not for the faint of heart, but should be edifying (and fun!) for nerds of all abilities and Brooklyn lovers of even the most recent vintage.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; reserve here.

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