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On the waterfront: Borough’s waterfront history comes to life at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Dumbo location

A painting of the Brooklyn waterfront as part of the new Waterfront exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Dumbo location.
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Welcome to the waterfront.

The Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting a new exhibit, Waterfront, at its Dumbo location now through March 31.

The immersive, multimedia exhibition brings to life the history of Brooklyn’s coastline through interwoven stories and 12 concept areas that engage visitors of all ages.

Attendees are greeted by a floor-to-ceiling sculptural installation of more than 80 archaeological artifacts and fragments, as well as a 14-foot reproduction of an 1879 lithograph of Brooklyn’s waterfront.

There is also a viewing of “Edge,” an eight-minute film showing the waterfront’s history through 10 epic historical moments stretching over 20,000 years.

In “A Laboring Family,” visitors can listen to oral histories and then don work clothing and try their hand at ship fitting.

Waterfront, now through March 31, on Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 am to 6 pm; Sundays, 11 am to 6 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 8 pm. Admission is $10, $6 for seniors and teachers, and free for students and members. Suitable for all ages.

Brooklyn Historical Society Dumbo location [55 Water St. at Main Street in Dumbo, (718) 222–4111; www.brooklynhistory.org].

Updated 5:05 pm, July 9, 2018
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