FREE Family Diorama Workshop in the Othmer Library at the Brooklyn Historical Society !
Taught by educator Angela Kramer Murphy
About the Workshop...
In this family workshop, particpants will reflect on the relationship between Brooklyn past and present by making their own three-dimensional accordian books, or dioramas, using copies of old and modern maps, photographs, and other images. We will be working in the Othmer Library at the Brooklyn Historical Soceity, which holds the original versions of many of the documents we will be using to create our artwork!
About Othmer Library:
Founded in 1863 as the Long Island Historical Society, the Brooklyn Historical Society's (BHS) mission was to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to general history, especially the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the United States, the State of New York, and more particularly of the counties, towns, and villages of Long Island.
Through time the institution narrowed the focus of the scope of the collections and began to seek out materials specifically relating to Brooklyn and Long Island. Today, the Othmer Library is a nationally recognized research library comprised of special collections, archives and manuscripts, image and oral history collections. The library possesses a remarkable and unique collection of Brooklyn and Long Island materials that provides important insights into our nation's history and heritage.