Research Tools for History Day

Find Primary Sources Online to Support Your Research

As you do research for History Day, remember that a lot of great resources are available online. Check out our (growing) list of ways you can access the online collections of New York City archives, museums, and libraries.

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Upcoming Events

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Jun 28 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Bridging the Gap: Our Streets, Our Stories - Intergenerational Storytelling and Recording

Tue, Jul 16 4:30pm
Central Library

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This Summer, our Bridging the Gap initiative brings back Our Streets, Our Stories!

We're pairing older adults (ages 55+) and teens (ages 14-18) to tell their stories, hear each other's stories, and record them as part of Brooklyn's oral history! 

Intergenerational family…

When Brooklyn Was Queer: Book Discussion

Tue, Jul 23 6:00pm
Bushwick Library, Auditorium

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Join us for a guided book discussion exploring the themes in Hugh Ryan's When Brooklyn Was Queer. Audiobook and e-book copies are available via the Libby app and the BPL catalog. 

Please feel free to join, even if you haven't finished the book yet! All are welcome. 

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