The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

Prospect Park has never been simply an escape from the city, but a fundamental part of it. This exhibition highlights the one hundred and fifty year social history of Brooklyn’s backyard. Featuring over one hundred artifacts and documents, it tells the story of the 585 acres of forest, field, and swamp that Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux transformed into an urban oasis, and how the Park has sustained generations of Brooklynites throughout the borough’s many eras of change.

Suggested Admission $10 / Free for members 
(Exhibit open during Free Friday on Oct. 20)

Brooklyn Historical Society