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Re-Imagine Lefferts Historic House: A Community Conversation with Meredith Sorin-Horsford, Director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

Prospect Park Alliance presents a Community Conversation with Meredith Sorin-Horsford, Director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, as part of its “Re-Imagine Lefferts Historic House” initiative to re-envision the mission and programming of this historic house museum while it undergoes restoration to recognize the role the house played as a site of slavery, and tell the stories of enslaved Africans and Native Americans who lived and worked the land.

In this Community Conversation, Sorin-Horsford and Maria Carrasco, the Vice President of Public Programs at Prospect Park Alliance, will focus on ways of elevating enslaved African narratives. Sorin-Horsford will discuss the DyckmanDISCOVERED initiative developed by her team, which investigates the stories of enslaved people who lived and worked on Dutch farms in what is now called Inwood. This initiative brings an inclusive history to the community, fosters a sense of transparency and hopes to engage visitors who have not seen themselves represented in the current narrative.

The restoration of Lefferts Historic House is made possible through $2.5 million in funding from the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council, and includes replacing the roof, restoring the exterior of the building, and repairing paths and drainage surrounding the house. The restoration is currently underway, and slated to be completed in 2022.

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place outside on the Carousel lawn, across from Lefferts Historic House. RSVPs are suggested, but not required, for admittance.

Prospect Park Alliance takes the safety of their patrons and staff very seriously. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

This event is presented in partnership with Lefferts Historic House.

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Prospect Park Alliance presenta una conversación comunitaria con Meredith Sorin-Horsford, directora del Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, como parte de su iniciativa Re-Imagine Lefferts Historic House para volver a imaginar la misión y la programación de esta casa museo histórica mientras se somete a restauración.

Reconocer el papel que desempeñó la casa como un lugar donde se albergaba la esclavitud y contar las historias de los africanos esclavizados y la gente indígena que vivieron y trabajaron esta Tierra.

En esta conversación con la comunidad, Sorin-Horsford y Mariá Carrasco, vicepresidenta de programas públicos de Prospect Park Alliance, se centrarán en formas de elevar las narrativas de las personas esclavizadas de África. Sorin-Horsford discutirá la iniciativa DyckmanDISCOVERED desarrollada por su equipo, que investiga las historias de personas esclavizadas que vivían y trabajan en granjas holandesas en lo que ahora se llama Inwood. Esta iniciativa trae una historia inclusiva a la comunidad, fomenta un sentido de transparencia y espera involucrar a los visitantes que no se han visto representados en la narrativa actual.

La restauración de Lefferts Historic House es posible gracias a $2.5 millones en fondos de la Delegación de Brooklyn del Ayuntamiento de Nueva York, e incluye reemplazar el techo, restaurar el exterior del edificio y reparar los caminos y el drenaje que rodea la casa. La restauración está actualmente en curso y está programada para completarse en 2022.

Este evento es gratis y está abierto al público. Tendrá lugar al aire libre en el césped de Carousel, frente a Lefferts Historic House. Se sugieren confirmaciones de asistencia, pero no son obligatorias para la admisión.

Prospect Park Alliance se toma muy en serio la seguridad de sus clientes y del personal. Por favor, use una máscara y siga las pautas de distanciamiento social.

Este evento se presenta en asociación con Lefferts Historic House.

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Details

Date:
October 7
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
https://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/events/1769

Organizer

Lefferts Historic House
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Venue

Carousel Lawn, Across From Lefferts Historic House
452 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY
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Phone:
11225