Join a curator tour of the exhibition Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health

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In this groundbreaking exhibition, Brooklyn Historical Society explores how centuries of Brooklynites have understood sickness and health. Join this exclusive curator-led tour 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.


  • The curator-led tour will last approximately 30 minutes, after which visitors are encouraged to explore and enjoy the exhibition for as long as they like
  • Advance registration is required for this event
  • BHS Pierrepont is wheelchair accessible. If you have additional access requirements please let us know when booking this event.

Event Detail

September 6, 2019 11:00 am
September 6, 2019 12:00 pm


Brooklyn Historical Society