October 2003 to Present
Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field is an exhibition curated by local high school students in BHS' Exhibition Laboratory program. Through archives, photos and oral histories, the exhibition explores the connection between Ebbets Field, the Dodgers and the Brooklyn community. The exhibit features the history of the team and its fans by digging into BHS’ rich Dodgers collection that includes baseball cards, photographs of the field, ticket stubs, uniforms, seats from Ebbets Field, autographed baseballs, scorebooks from the 19th century, team photos and the famous Dodger Banner from their 1955 World Series win. The exhibition will include humorous and emotional stories from fans and employees of Ebbets Field, recorded by students and BHS staff during the semester. Home Base recalls the thrill and excitement of attending games at Ebbets Field at the height of the Dodgers era.
Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field is curated by high school students from Brooklyn Technical High School, Cobble Hill School of American Studies, The Packer Collegiate Institute and Saint Ann’s School as part of the Brooklyn Historical Society's Exhibition Laboratory (Ex Lab) after-school museum studies program. Ex Lab introduces high school students to the art of exhibition development: conducting research, selecting artifacts, writing text and working with scholars and curators to understand how to communicate ideas through an exhibition.
Exhibition dates: June 3, 2010 - extended to April 1, 2012
Exhibition Laboratory is made possible through the generous funding of Timothy Bradley and Martha A. & Robert S. Rubin. Additional funding is provided by The Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Astoria Federal Savings and the Ferriday Fund Charitable Trust. Special thanks to Brooklyn Technical High School, Cobble Hill School of American Studies, The Packer Collegiate Institute and Saint Ann’s School.
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