Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, June 15, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of The Messenger, a 2009 film about an Iraq veteran assigned to notify surviving family members of the deaths of their soldier husbands, wives, sons or daughters. David la Rocca, editor of The Philosophy of War Films and Edward Walsh, Captain, US Marine Corps, 2002-2006, will be present for discussion after the screening. The event is free, but you must reserve tickets here.

On Wednesday evening, June 17, starting at 6:30, demographer and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow William Frey will discuss his book Diversity Explosion, about how “[m]ultiracial marriages and internal migration patterns are dramatically changing our country’s demographics.” Admission is $5; free for BHS and Green-Wood members. Reserve tickets here.

Want to be your family archivist? On Thursday evening, June 18, starting at 6:30, archivist John Zarrillo will let you know

how to properly store and handle your family’s papers, photographs, and memorabilia. Hear about preservation practices, environmental controls, and how to mitigate future damage to your historic papers.

Admission is $20; or $15 fro BHS and Green-Wood members. Reserve tickets here.

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