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Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health Exhibition

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until June 5, 2022

In this groundbreaking exhibition, Brooklyn Historical Society explores how centuries of Brooklynites have understood sickness and health. Through the experiences of everyday Brooklynites giving, receiving, demanding, and being denied health care, Taking Care of Brooklyn shows us that sickness is as much a social experience as a biological one.

Taking Care of Brooklyn tells stories about changing beliefs, stereotypes and practices; about families and caregivers, activists and experts; about the building of city infrastructure; and about the complicated role of government in people’s private lives. It is a project about public health and understandings of disease, and so much more. Visitors will leave BHS with an expanded understanding of the meaning of “sickness” and “health,” both in the past and in their lives today.


August 22
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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