Monthly Archives: November 2017

Photo of the Week: Packer Collegiate Institute Records

Packer Collegiate Institute is an independent school for preschool through Grade 12, located on Joralemon Street in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, just a few blocks from BHS Pierrepont.  Thanks to funding from Packer Collegiate Institute and the Leon … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at Brooklyn Historical Society wish you a relaxing and joyful Thanksgiving holiday! With that in mind, the photo of the week is a view of a Sunday School Thanksgiving collection around 1910 in the Clinton Hill neighborhood … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Urban Archive

Brooklyn Historical Society’s collections include more than 30,000 photographs—7,500 of which can be searched in our online image gallery. You can also view BHS’s photographic collections in a few other locations online: the Digital Public Library of America is a … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) Launches website, The Packer Collegiate Institute: A Story of Education in Brooklyn

In 1845, a group of Brooklynites formed a committee to establish a school for “Female Education.” This group established a board of trustees, raised money to build the school and it opened as The Brooklyn Female Academy on Joralemon Street … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: BLDG 77

Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Navy Yard have a thriving partnership leading student, teacher, and after school programs at BLDG 92 in Social Studies and STEM topics, including labor and industry, sustainability, and innovation. Since 2001, the BNY has undergone … Continue reading

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