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Our Streets, Our Stories: Community Scanning Event

March 6, 2016, 1:00pm4:00pm


We’re teaming up with Brooklyn Public Library to share your Brooklyn memories with the world! Objects from our past can help tell a greater story about our city, but many of these items may be sitting, forgotten, in apartments and basements all over the borough. Our Streets, Our Stories encourages Brooklynites to dig out these items! Bring your old photographs, fliers or documents – anything that tells the story of Brooklyn and its residents.

How does it work? In Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, Library staff will scan your item while you wait. They’ll give it back to you right away, along with a flash drive containing a high resolution copy of your item. Each scanned item will be added to the library’s collection, and just like that your own past will become part of the larger history of the borough of Brooklyn. By contributing and sharing your materials, you are influencing how your neighborhood, and city, will be remembered!

During the scanning event, enjoy a small exhibition featuring Green-Wood’s own collection of historic Brooklyn and cemetery photographs.

This event is free, but please register below so we can gauge attendance.

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March 6, 2016
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