History of Business in Brooklyn Is Focus of Historical Society Workshop

Brooklyn entrepreneurs and small businesses are encouraged to attend a workshop titled “The History of Business in Brooklyn” on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Brooklyn Heights.

Sponsored by the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), this event is in partnership with BHS’s fall Library Workshop Series that utilizes the collections at BHS to provide hands-on training and research opportunities for residents to explore their family, neighborhood and borough history.

Elizabeth Call and Julie Golia, both staff members, will conduct the workshop.

Today’s entrepreneurs will someday be part of the rich history of business in Brooklyn. This workshop will take a look back at this diverse, quirky past and you will learn about businesses that produced everything from warships to earplugs, and you will gain new insights on Brooklyn’s growth and its history of gender, race, class and popular culture.

The workshop will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The BHS is at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Business and Career Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street.

Pre-registration is recommended. To register, please call (718) 623-7000 (option 4).

 

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