Category Archives: Education

Education at BHS: CASA/Young Curators at PS 32

The Young Curators is an after-school program led by Brooklyn Historical Society educators guiding students through a themed investigation of their school’s neighborhood using primary sources from BHS’s collection and other resources. Based upon their given theme (i.e. Colonial Brooklyn … Continue reading

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A School Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral history collections contain wonderful childhood memories of street games like stoop ball and skully, and trips to Prospect Park and Coney Island. It’s amazing the details that people remember from 60 to 80 years ago, such … Continue reading

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Writings from Racial Realities

BHS is pleased to announce the publishing of Writings from Racial Realities – seven personal stories written by students who participated in a workshop lead by Svetlana Kitto: This collection includes stories about Blackness; Americanness; international identities; sexism and dating; memories … Continue reading

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Teens Explore History & Innovation at the Navy Yard

Once again, I’m pleased to introduce a guest post by Fall Education Intern, Stephanie Krom.  Stephanie is a student in the NYU Archives and Public History MA program.  This semester in the Education Department, Stephanie has worked with K-12 students … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Kodachrome

From the desk of Tess Wagman, Exhibition Laboratory high school student: Kodachrome, the slide film immortalized by the lyrics of Paul Simon, began production in 1935. The vivid colors of the images are unique to the process. In 2009, Kodak … Continue reading

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