Brooklyn Historical Society | 128 Pierrepont Street | Brooklyn Heights
Tales from the Vault: The Skeletons in Our Closets comes to the Brooklyn Historical Society on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 6:30pm in Brooklyn Heights.
BHS Reference Librarian Joanna Lamaida and Exhibition Coordinator & Registrar Anna Schwartz dust off some of BHS’s best kept collections secrets (skeletons included) and uncover treasures from the former Long Island Historical Society’s cabinet of curiosities. And what about those tales of meteors, amulets, and runaway librarians? Lamaida and Schwartz debunk or corroborate some of the library’s most notorious myths.
Tales from the Vault: The Skeletons in Our Closets Wed, Aug 3, 6:30 pm $5 General Admission / Free for BHS and G-W Members / For Tickets, Click Here
The History of Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history. Located in Brooklyn Heights and housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today's BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach.
Over the years, BHS has updated its building to meet 21st-century needs, while remaining true to architect George Post’s innovative vision. In October 1999, BHS undertook a full-scale restoration of its landmark building to create new exhibition space and climate-controlled storage for its valuable collections. In 2014, BHS completed a renovation of the first and lower levels to create an even more welcoming public space. The institution also launched its critically acclaimed new exhibit, Brooklyn Abolitionists: In Pursuit of Freedom, which reveals the unknown stories of Brooklyn activists who fought for freedom and racial justice in the 19th century.