Monthly Archives: September 2010

Delicious: The Event

Last night BHS’ trivia event whipped more than 120 trivia buffs into a frenzy. We covered the gamut from Biggie Smalls to shuttle stops and team “Culver Express” proved unstoppable. Congrats to our winners and thanks to everyone who came. … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Antic

The Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s largest street fair, stretches along Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue. This Sunday (the 26th) will be the 36th year of the event. Some photos in our collection show the table that BHS had … Continue reading

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School days of Brooklyn’s past

The passing of Labor Day is always a sign that fall is near and school is back in session. All of the excited students—and the not-so-excited students—I’ve seen with backpacks and books this week got me thinking about school items … Continue reading

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Four Must-See Exhibits

Time Out New York has named BHS’ exhibit Painting Brooklyn Stories of Immigration & Survival as one of Four Must-See Exhibits this Fall! Opening Reception: Thursday, September 16. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Exhibit dates: September 17 – February 27, 2011

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Mystery surrounds Society’s second librarian…

Reading Brooklynology’s great post on our first librarian, Henry R. Stiles, inspired us to post about our second librarian, George Hannah.  From 1863 to 1889 George served as head librarian of the Society. There is a bit of mystery surrounding … Continue reading

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