The Means of a Ready Escape

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July 13, 2017 through July 13, 2018

Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Heights

Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult

$10; free for children younger than 12

Event description:

 Prospect Park has never been simply an escape from the city, but a fundamental part of it. This exhibition highlights the one hundred and fifty year social history of Brooklyn’s backyard. Featuring over one hundred artifacts and documents, it tells the story of the 585 acres of forest, field, and swamp that Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux transformed into an urban oasis, and how the Park has sustained generations of Brooklynites throughout the borough’s many eras of change.

Address: 128 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Phone: 718-222-4111

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