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BECOME A PART OF THE BROOKLYN STORY AT GREEN-WOOD
Mar 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Green-Wood is teaming up with Brooklyn Public Library to help you share your Brooklyn memories with the world!
Objects from your past can help tell a greater story about our city and the Borough of Brooklyn. Our Streets, Our Stories is an ongoing project that encourages Brooklynites to dig out items that tell the story of the borough and its residents – historic photographs, school papers, fliers from block parties or businesses, or documents from community organizations or correspondence among Brooklyn families. Bring them to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel on March 6th, where Library staff will scan your item while you wait. They’ll give it back to you right away, along with a flash drive containing a high resolution copy of your item.
Each scanned item relating to Brooklyn will be added to the Library’s collection, and just like that your own past will become part of the larger history of the borough of Brooklyn. By contributing and sharing your materials, you are influencing how your neighborhood and city will be remembered!
The Library will be recording intangible memories that day, too – an oral history booth in the Chapel will capture audio recordings from Brooklynites about their past and present.
A small exhibition of Green-Wood’s own collection of historic Brooklyn memories will also be on display.