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Brooklyn Collection + Brooklyn Historical Society

Apr 9, 2015 12:49 PM | 1 comment

The Brooklyn Collection is pleased to be joining forces with our counterparts at the Brooklyn Historical Society this spring to offer new programs exploring the fun and fanciful side of our borough's history. *Note that two of these three programs are happening at the Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights) and some do charge an admission fee.

Extreme Brooklyn Trivia: All Star Edition
Thursday, April 16th, 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society
$10 General Admission / $5 for BHS and G-W Members
Reserve tickets>>
The result of an unprecedented détente between two trivia titans, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection and the BHS Trivia Masters are joining forces to present the mother-lode of Brooklyn-inspired trivia, while raising the bar to the heavens for all future pub trivia competitions. This multi-round, multi-media competition is not for the faint of heart, but should be edifying (and fun!) for nerds of all abilities and Brooklyn lovers of even the most recent vintage.

The Othmer Library at Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Collecting Brooklyn
Wednesday, May 13th, 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society
But you can reserve your spot here>>
Wednesday, May 20th, 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Collection (Central Library at Grand Army Plaza)
Free! But you can reserve your spot here>>
Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Collection archivists get together to reveal behind the scenes tales of our Coney Island collections. We’ll have an array of historical artifacts ranging from wax replicas of Nat King Cole’s head and hands to vintage photographs of Coney Island's nighttime Mardi Gras parade (and much, much more) on display to illustrate the stories of the what, who, when, and how we acquired these seemingly obscure items. This is a two-part series so attendees will see up close some of our prized Coney Island collections in the Othmer Library at Brooklyn Historical Society and in the Brooklyn Collection.


4/9/2015 3:54:07 PM #

Let's hear it for detente! Well done all.