BHS Presents Exhibit on the Landmarking of Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Historical SocietyOn Wednesday March 28, the Brooklyn Historical Society will launch a new exhibit in its first floor gallery. The opening Landmark and Legacy: Brooklyn Heights and the Preservation Movement in America will be celebrated at the museum that night with a reception from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

The six month exhibit will cover the nabe's timeline from the 1950s onward including battles with Robert Moses, the founding of the Brooklyn Heights Association, the creation of our landmark district and the challenges facing Brooklyn Heights today.

Photos by architect Clay Lancaster and hand drawn maps created by Otis Pearsall and his wife Nancy (photo) as well as "archaeological findings from Cadman Plaza and artifacts and newspaper articles from BHS’ collections" will also be on display.


The Brooklyn Historical Society is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children and children under 12 are free.

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