Closing Bell: Exhibition Explores the Creation of Brooklyn’s Sewer System


    This week the Brooklyn Historical Society opened its exhibit dedicated to one of the least examined but most important parts of our borough — the sewers. The exhibition, “Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?” details the creation of the system with a look at four neighborhoods: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene.

    Visitors can discover the challenges that each of these neighborhoods faced in creating their systems and why an integrated municipal system became necessary. Also, the exhibition was created by teen curators who participated in Exhibition Laboratory, a free after school museum studies program.

    The exhibit runs through May 29, 2016, at the Brooklyn Historical Society at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. Click here for more information.

    Photo by Brooklyn Historical Society

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