San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Charles Ebbets dreamed of a more permanent home for the Brooklyn Dodgers, a new state-of-the-art ballpark. His dream came true on April 9, 1913. Ebbets Field hosted decades of historic games and events, becoming a beloved landmark that still lives on in Brooklyn’s history and culture. Ebbets Field finally opened with great fanfare, greeting fans with a marble rotunda lit by a grand bat-and-ball chandelier, and a distinctive façade that today is replicated at Citi Field.
Join the Brooklyn Historical Society for this celebration commemorating the opening of Ebbets Field! We will host an intimate panel discussion with local historians --- and most importantly Dodgers fans --- as we remember what Ebbets Field came to symbolize for the borough of Brooklyn. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A, refreshments, and a chance for Dodgers fans to record their own personal memories.
Panel will include: Mike Shapiro, author of Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger .
Event is FREE with Museum Admission.
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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.