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Monthly Archives: July 2017
Visitors to the Brooklyn Historical Society Pierrepont location sometimes ask if the building served another purpose before it was the historical society. The answer is—it was always the historical society! Built in 1881, the Queen Anne-style building was designed by … Continue reading
One strength of Brooklyn Historical Society’s vast collections is the 19th Century Brooklyn photographs. The photo of the week is from one of those collections–the William Koch glass plate negatives collection– and depicts a woman and little girl in a … Continue reading
The photo of the week depicts lawn tennis on the Long Meadow in Prospect Park, around 1915. To celebrate the park’s 150th anniversary, Brooklyn Historical Society has partnered with Prospect Park Alliance to present a new exhibition titled The Means … Continue reading
We hope you had a festive and relaxing holiday weekend! Watching the annual fireworks is one of my favorite Fourth of July traditions. With that in mind, the photo of the week depicts a fireworks display at Coney Island in … Continue reading
In Episode 15 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia dive into the history of Empire Stores, the historic 19th-century waterfront warehouse that is now the home of BHS’s new satellite museum, BHS DUMBO.