The New York Times reports that the boards of Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Public Library have voted to merge. Under the plan, the library will become the parent institution of the society. The society will remain at its location in Brooklyn Heights and house the library’s Brooklyn Collection, “a trove of more than 200,000 books, photographs, manuscripts, […]
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From Brooklyn Historical Society – announcing three upcoming book talks this month: “Each book talk takes a deep dive into complex and underexplored stories including how a youth football team offers refuge and community to young men in Brooklyn’s working-class neighborhood of Brownsville, a first-hand look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity’s purity culture has […]
This evening, the Brooklyn Historical Society continues its monthly beer garden series with $5 lagers and summer ales. In addition, the cast of The Bobbed-Haired Bandit will perform songs from their show before it heads to the New York International Fringe Festival; The Bobbed-Haired Bandit is based on Ed and Celia Cooney, Brooklyn’s answer to […]
The Brooklyn Historical Society was recently awarded a $440,000 grant to digitize materials that cover the period from 1834, the year Brooklyn was incorporated as a city, to 1898, the year it was consolidated into New York City. The grant, from the Council on Library and Information Resources, will allow the society to survey, catalog […]
Five Dutch Days is an annual “celebration of the continuous influence of Dutch arts and culture in New York City and brings together arts and cultural organizations from across the city,” begun in 2005 by 3 directors of Dutch-American sites in New York City. Brooklyn’s part in this event commences at 6:00 this Thursday evening, […]
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