Visiting a place like the Brooklyn Historical Society is enchanting to say the least. The building’s exterior is all red brick, differentiating it from the rest of the buildings surrounding it. Even at a distance i took notice of it. As i looked closer and payed more attention to the building’s exterior, i noticed several head sculptures along the sides. Clearly, they were there not just for aesthetic purposes, but also to give the building a more historic vibe. it is also a very comfortable place to be in. As soon as i stepped foot inside i felt at home. The librarians were very friendly and the interior of the building was as welcoming as the exterior. The colors and materials used were meant to make visitors like me feel just that, welcomed.
As the librarians led us to the library upstairs i was very impressed with the style the place had. Most of the visible material used was wood. The stairs creaked immensely with every step we took. It almost seemed like the stairs creaked on purpose to make the building seem older. According to the librarians the building has been around since the late 1800’s. Apparently it’s been very well preserved. The library was beautiful. It’s not like any other public library I’ve visited. This library felt especially great to be in. Like one of my classmates said, the library made me want to read.
After forming groups, my group had the privilege of viewing a first hand letter written by Lucille Kolkin whom we’ve been reading about. It’s amazing how one insignificant piece of paper can be so intimidating. My first thought upon seeing the letter was, how is it the general public can have access to this? I quickly realized I was lucky enough to see it. Reading Lucy’s script was tedious but we got through it. We as a group. Lucy’s letter wasn’t all that different than what any other person would write. Her letter was relatable. At least to me it was, but i think it’s safe to say my classmates felt the same.