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$10 General admission tickets are now available to purchase!
BHS Members: use your Member ID as your promotional code to reserve your free tickets.
Join us May 1st at 6:30pm for a viewing of The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations, followed by a talkback with author Norton Juster, hosted by Jon Scieszka.
This playful documentary explores how Brooklyn neighbors Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer created one of our most beloved children's books, The Phantom Tollbooth. Afterwards, children's book author Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man, The Time Warp Trio) interviews Juster in a meeting of two wildly imaginative minds!
Doors open at 6pm for book signings with both authors, with the film screening beginning at 6:30pm.
Thursday, May 1st
6pm book signing
$10 / FREE for BHS Members
Presented with Brooklyn Public Library.
Image credit: © The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations / Freckless Productions
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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.