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July 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Map Cataloger Lisa Miller traces 20th century Brooklyn through maps, showing Brooklyn’s urban experience as a borough of New York City. From continued urbanization and expansion of industry into the outer reaches of Brooklyn through the post-war period, to the plans for renewal that unmade so many of its neighborhoods, and finally to the recognition of Brooklyn’s architecture and history that is now the foundation of Brooklyn pride, BHS’ maps trace each chapter of this story.

After seeing some of our unique 20th century treasures, continue talking maps at our Beer Garden!

Use promo code ExploreBK710 to reserve your free tickets at:

Tales from the Vault! Boom, Bust, and Back: Maps of 20th Century Brooklyn Thursday, July 10th 6pm Tales from the Vault! 7pm Beer Garden

FREE admission, $5 drink tickets

To attend this event, please reserve a ticket from our Eventbrite invitation. RSVP-ing to this event through Facebook will not guarantee you a spot. If you have any questions, please call us at (718) 222-4111.

Image credit: How to get to the New York World’s Fair, and The heart of Brooklyn, 1939. Brooklyn Historical Society Map Collection.