Wednesday is Veterans Day, so this week BHS focuses on war and veterans. On Monday evening, November 9 at 6:30, actor and veteran Stephan Wolfert will present a one man performance of his Cry Havoc, which draws on classical and Shakespearean sources to bring the audience face-to-face with the horrors of war and the difficulties of the veteran re-entering civilian life. Admission is $20, or $15 for BHS or Green-Wood members; reserve tickets here.
On Wednesday evening, November 11 at 6:30 there will be a screening of Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, a film about the nation’s only veterans’ suicide hotline and winner of the 2015 Best Documentary Academy Award. After the screening there will be a discussion with the film’s director, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, joined by Bryan Doerries of Theater of War, Iraq veteran Phoebe Gavin, and others. Admission is free, but you must reserve tickets here.
On Thursday evening, November 11, at 6:30 BHS archivist John Zarrillo will present “Tales from the Vault: War Correspondence”, a program that examines Brooklyn’s role in wars, from the American Revolution until now, through the medium of correspondence between soldiers and their families and objects in the collections of BHS. The event is free, but you must reserve tickets here.
There’s more information here.