Monthly Archives: October 2018

Flatbush + Main Episode 30: Listening to Puerto Rican Brooklynites

In Episode 30 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss Brooklyn Historical Society’s Puerto Rican Oral History Project (1973-1975), the institution’s first oral history collection, which resulted in over 80 interviews with narrators born as early as the 1880s. They situate this landmark undertaking in the social and intellectual developments of the 1960s and 1970s, from the Civil Rights Movement to the rise of Ethnic Studies programs.

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Photo of the Week: Pygmalion and Galatea

Need some ideas for your Halloween costume? Get some inspiration from Packer Collegiate Institute students dressed in costume for a stage production of Pygmalion and Galatea, at the Packer Collegiate Institute Chapel, sometime around 1910. The 1871 play by W.S. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Othmer Library

Have you visited our landmarked library? Brooklyn Historical Society houses a world-renowned archives and special collections library on the second floor. The Othmer library has a magnificent reading room that is open to the public. We welcome and invite you … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Meserole House

The photo of the week depicts the Meserole house located at 1000 Lorimer Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, around 1905. The Meserole family was one of the original five families who settled in Bushwick, then one of the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Ramus Family Papers

Brooklyn Historical Society‚Äôs vast photography collections includes several family portrait collections, including the Ramus family portraits. The photo of the week depicts a young boy, Julian Ramus, on a bicycle in front of 214 Dean Street in the Boerum Hill … Continue reading

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