Tag Archives | Deborah Schwartz

Credit Where Credit is Due-Emily Warren Roebling Recognized With Street Naming

The clouds parted and the sun shone brightly on Tuesday afternoon as if to say “FINALLY” as the stretch of Columbia Heights near Orange Street was proudly dedicated to Emily Warren Roebling, the woman credited-only in modern history-with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the New York Times’ Overlooked Obituary, Emily was born in 1843 in Cold Spring, NY the second […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Receives Award; Upcoming Events

The Brooklyn Historical Society has announced that it has received a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for its project, Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations. The project, which consisted of oral histories and public programs at the Society from 2011 to 2015, “examine[d] the history and experiences of […]

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BHS to Display Rare Map Today, Next Week

If you want to take a look at the rare 1770 map of New York City, which includes Brooklyn, discovered by the Brooklyn Historical Society among items that had been held in storage, you’ll need to go to the Society’s Othmer Library, located in their building at Clinton and Pierrepont Streets, this afternoon or next […]

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Foodie Heaven at Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz and Brooklyn Heights preservation hero Otis Pratt Pearsall were among the many who enjoyed the wide variety of delicious food and drink on offer at Brooklyn Bounty this past Thursday evening. This event, hosted by BHS with Edible Brooklyn and Brooklyn Exposed as its media partners, featured entrees, side […]

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Get Valentine’s Gifts at BHS, and Enjoy Some Cake

This Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will host the annual “Red Show” Affordable Valentine’s Day Crafts Fair. NY Creates in association with the Brooklyn Historical Society will hold a Valentine’s Day Weekend Crafts Fair at BHS. Come pick up handmade jewelry, clothing, pottery, […]

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