Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society is continuing to provide public programs on line. This coming Friday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. BHS will present the latest in its “Bite-Size History” programs — they supply the history; you supply the bites. This one will look at Muslim history in Brooklyn through the lens of a notable land deed. More information and register here.

On Monday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. there will be a discussion, “Bridges Across America: The Impact of John Roebling and the Roebling Family.” While most of us know the outlines of the story of John Roebling’s design of the Brooklyn Bridge, his death during its construction, and how its completion was supervised by his son, Washington Roebling, and daughter in law, Emily Roebling, this will give more depth and perspective on that story. More information and register here.

These events are free, but registration is required; follow the links above. See here for updates on BHS’s response to COVID-19.

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  • Susan O’Doherty

    I’m sure the Muslim history program is interesting, but I’m surprised that the focus of a Juneteenth offering isn’t on Black history.

  • Cranberry Beret

    That is a fair point, but also missing context. Yesterday they did a program called “The Crime of Rhyme: Hip Hop History, Systemic Racism, and a Discussion of Rap On Trial” and next Thursday they’re doing a program called “Bearing Witness While Black: Technology, Race, and Documenting the Movement for Black Lives.”

    The symbolism of programming tied to dates/events that will draw interest is important, but so is an ongoing commitment to relevant programming throughout the calendar, not just one day.