Do you live in a wood frame house, brownstone, or apartment building in Brooklyn? Ever wonder who lived there before you, or what’s hiding under that vinyl siding? Join Wooden House Project pal’s Elizabeth and Chelcey at the “Research Your Historic Brooklyn House” workshop to tackle those puzzling questions. This class welcomes renters and homeowners and anyone who wants to learn more about the space they call home. If you’re considering an exterior restoration, this class will be particularly helpful in giving you the tools to find historic photographs to present to your contractor or architect. Or if you’re unsure where to start in your research, let us help you navigate all of the resources New York City has to offer. The presentation will focus on the many digitized collections available and will discuss what is accessible through Brooklyn and Manhattan repositories.

Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM

67 West Street, Studio 612, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

$25 Ticket. Purchase tickets here.

Wooden House Project is also planning for more programs to offer our fellow wooden house friends. But first we want to hear from you! Please take two minutes to fill out our online survey and tell us what you’re looking for! We hope to see you on April 23rd at the “Research Your Historic Brooklyn House” workshop and at future events.


We love Greenpoint! Our walking tour of the neighborhood’s great wooden houses is just over a week away. Sign up here!

Do you own or are you curious about a house in Brooklyn, but don’t know where to start your research? We are excited to be giving away one free ticket to the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Research Your House workshop, taking place at 2pm on Saturday, April 27th (retail value of $50)! Entering is easy and requires just two simple steps:

1) Start following us on Instagram and Twitter
2) Upload at least one photo with #woodenhouseproject

Winner will be chosen at random on the morning of Monday, April 22nd. If you are already following us, don’t worry, you’re still entered – just follow step #2!

Also: Does anyone know where the wooden houses above are located?

On Saturday, April 27th from 2:00-4:00 pm, the Brooklyn Historical Society will be hosting a course on how to uncover the history of your home using images, records and documents from their collection. According to the Society, by the end of the two-hour session “attendees will have learned to piece together the social history of a Brooklyn home or block.”A fascinating opportunity for any frame house owner!

Advance registration is required. To sign up, visit the Society’s webpage.

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