From Earplugs to Warships: Exploring the History of Business in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Public Library’s Business Library (280 Cadman Plaza W., Brooklyn)
Brooklyn’s business history is as quirky as it is diverse. Come learn about the Brooklyn people and institutions that produced everything from warships to earplugs. BHS Special Collections Librarian Elizabeth Call will showcase items from some of the library’s vibrant collections. BHS Public Historian Julie Golia will discuss how these artifacts can provide new insights on the growth of Brooklyn, and on the history of gender, race, class, and popular culture. This event is part of BHS’s fall Library Workshops, a monthly program series that utilizes the collections at BHS to provide hands-on training and research opportunities to explore your family, neighborhood, and borough history.