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About Janice

Janice Monger is Associate Director of Brooklyn Historical Society. She is overseeing the current renovation of BHS's first floor and lower level and is director of the exhibition program, including the Public Perspectives Exhibition Series.

Renovation Report – Behind the Scenes

Welcome to Renovation Report, the first installment in a monthly series of blog posts to provide progress reports on Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) current renovation and to highlight the fascinating features of our landmark building. Designed by architect George Post and opened … Continue reading

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Artist and Artifact exhibit – artists interpret Brooklyn’s history

BHS is really excited about our new exhibit, Artist & Artifact: Re|Visioning Brooklyn’s Past, presented in partnership with our neighbor BRIC Rotunda Gallery, the contemporary art space of BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn. Over the past two years, 10 artists (7 visual artists, 2 writers, and a … Continue reading

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Dr. Bob (In Memory of Bob Vadheim)

I also felt compelled to write upon the news of Dr. Bob Vadheim’s passing. Dr. Bob was a fascinating, witty and generous man. I enjoyed visits with him at his magnificent home on Willow St. Dr. Bob was very proud … Continue reading

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Got cycling photos?

  One of the artworks from the current group exhibit at BHS, Brooklyn Utopias, moves beyond the museum walls. Eric Corriel’s “A History of Cycling in Brooklyn,” an interactive public art installation explores the history of bicycle culture in Brooklyn from … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Utopias? – ‘Utopian’ Urban Planning – what does it mean?

Yesterday (Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009) BHS hosted a lively panel discussion about ‘Utopian’ Urban Planning, in conjunction with BHS’ current Public Perspectives exhibit, Brooklyn Utopias?. Organized by curator Katherine Gressel and moderated by urban historian and licensed architect Marta Gutman, PhD, the … Continue reading

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