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Sit down with Frank Decker and Lois Rosebrooks to discuss their new book about our nation's greatest struggle and Plymouth Church's activism under the leadership of Henry Ward Beecher.
Henry Ward Beecher is also one of Green-Wood's most famous permanent residents. Green-Wood's Historical Collections include over 200 items related to this dynamic figure and the legacy of Plymouth Church. After the book talk, view a selection of these rare artifacts, including personal correspondence, historic photos, and newspaper clippings.
Book Talk: Brooklyn's Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era
Thursday, February 6th, 6:30pm
$5/Free for BHS Members
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Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.
Housed in a magnificent Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights, designed by George Post in 1878, BHS maintains an important collection of historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, paintings, objects, and ephemera dating back to the 17th century. BHS is a long-standing yet modern institution in both outlook and action. We are Brooklyn’s preeminent history center, responsible for preserving and presenting Brooklyn’s history; our collection continues to grow through the acquisition of contemporary and historical works of art, photographs, documents, books, and oral histories.