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Unpacking the Census: Adventures of a Census-Detective, or Learning to Love Data for the Secret Stories that It Holds
March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10
Join historian Julie Golia, curator of BHS’s exhibitions Waterfront and Taking Care of Brooklyn; Dan Bouk creator of the website, Census Stories, USA and associate professor of history at Colgate University; and Kubi Ackerman, curator of Museum of the City of New York’s exhibit Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers, for a look at how historians and artists sleuth through census data to paint pictures of the past and present day. Hear stories of how these deceptively dry records unlock dramatic tales of individuals and communities.