Learn About the Legacy of the Dodgers Sixty Years After Their Departure From Brooklyn

Jackie Robinson circa 1950s. Photo via brooklynhistory


    The Brooklyn Dodgers left their original home in Brooklyn sixty years ago this year. Although the team has been in Los Angeles for the past six decades, the legacy of the Dodgers still holds a special place in the hearts of many Brooklynites. At Brooklyn Historical Society this October, you’ll be able to explore the history of the team affectionately known as “Dem Bums” and their impact on the borough.

    David Krell, historian and author of Our Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers in History, Memory and Popular Culture, will spend an evening telling stories about the departed team, their role in the identity of the borough and how the connection with their original fan base has impacted modern sports. Additionally, BHS is running an exhibit on Jackie Robinson, the most famous Dodger of all, through 2018.

    Excited to debut our exhibition on #JackieRobinson's legacy tonight! Some special collection items are on display at @sfcny today, like this 1947 World Series program, a 1955 #BrooklynDodgers baseball with Jackie Robinson's signature, and a Brooklyn Dodgers helmet from the 50's. Come and check out the exhibition starting April 6th, 12pm-5pm!

    The event, entitled Our Bums: The Lasting Legacy of the Brooklyn Dodgers, will take place Tuesday October 17 at Brooklyn Historical Society at 128 Pierrepont Street. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. – the event will begin at 6:30. Tickets for the event are free for members of BHS and $5 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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