Visit Brooklyn Historical Society and the new exhibition Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health.
Located at 128 Pierrepont Street, a seven-minute walk from Brooklyn Bridge Marriott conference center, Brooklyn Historical Society welcomes conference attendees!
Enjoy free admission with your conference ID Open Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 5 pm
Join a special curator-led tour of Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health Thursday, July 25, 3:30 pm
About Brooklyn Historical Society
Located in a magnificent 1881 Queen Anne-style building, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized museum and urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400-year history.
About Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health
Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health challenges conventional thinking about the history of public health, revealing how sickness is both about germs and biology, but also about housing conditions, access to nutritional food and clean water, prevailing stereotypes, and much more. The exhibition leads visitors on a journey through health issues that have affected Brooklyn, from smallpox, which ravaged Lenape communities in the 17th century, through contemporary issues, from heart disease to mental health to birth equity. Among those featured is Susan Maria McKinney Stewart (1847- 1918), the first black woman doctor in New York State.
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) www.brooklynhistory.org