Monthly Archives: August 2013

Photo of the Week: Postcards and the Last Days of August

In New York City, we are lucky to be surrounded by water – at the very least we’re all a relatively short subway trip from it – and the beaches and recreation that come with it.  The postcard above shows … Continue reading

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Celebrating the March on Washington from Brooklyn

Next week, America celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  On August 28, 1963, between 200,000 and 300,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to rally for black civil and economic equality.  Present at … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Documenting Hurricane Sandy

The sobering statistics state that Hurricane Sandy was the worst tropical storm of the 2012 season, that the estimated $65 billion in damages is second only to Hurricane Katrina, and that it was a Category 2 storm down from a … Continue reading

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Shaking Up the History of Canarsie with the Young Curators of P.S. 276!

Gabriella Kula served as an Educator for the Young Curators program at P.S. 276 in the Spring of 2013.  As an educator for the Young Curators program, my goal was for the students of P.S. 276 to gain new insights … Continue reading

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The Young Curators of P.S. 133 Uncover the History of Revolutionary Brooklyn

Kayla Goodson served as an Educator for the Young Curators program at P.S. 133 in the Spring of 2013.  She is a four-year veteran of the Brooklyn Historical Society’s team of museum educators. This past spring, I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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