Show & Tale: Soldiers, Sailors & Civilians

Show & Tale: Soldiers, Sailors & Civilians at the Old Stone House & Washington Park

Show & Tale: Soldiers, Sailors & Civilians

Old Stone House & Washington Park | Park Slope

The Old Stone House & Washington Park is celebrating Veterans Day with Show & Tale: Soldiers, Sailors & Civilians on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The history of Veteran’s Day can be told through the many United States veterans who’ve served our country and its people in our military as well as their loved ones and other civilians.

From our “veteran” veterans – those World War II veterans who fought on the beaches of Normandy or in the island-hopping campaign of the Pacific Islands, and the vets of the Vietnam conflict, on up through to those younger veterans who’ve served in our most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – all veterans & civilians have their stories to share about war.

Most people keep a piece of that history – something connected to those stories – within their very homes – an object they’ve saved from their experience that bears witness to a past battle, a picture that tells a tale of a more recent conflict, a tattoo that honors a loved one lost, a treasured letter from a loved one….or even a sharp interest in hearing about and seeing such objects shared in a friendly setting.

Come to the Old Stone House – where many hundreds of our patriots once lost their lives defending these United States – to see, hear, and experience some of the history experienced by our many veterans and civilians. You’ll not only learn more about their service, but you’ll make some new friends, and share, if you like, some of your very own stories. Every Thing has a story.

Show & Tale is like Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth, or your favorite Pinterest board come to life!

Everyone is welcome – veteran & civilian alike – to share their stories with a 3 minute time limit. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just show your object and share its tale. Period.

Just want to come and listen? Awesome! Observers are always welcome.

Your $5/10 donation benefits the Veteran’s Yoga Project.


Old Stone House & Washington Park — historic site and park conservancy

The Old Stone House & Washington Park is dedicated to preserving and teaching local and national history as it has impacted our historically significant Brooklyn neighborhood.

We are also the conservancy organization for JJ Byrne Playground and Washington Park – caring for our neighborhood park, playground and gardens to create a vibrant public space.

We support and contribute to the needs of the present-day community through family programs, arts and cultural events and neighborhood advocacy.

The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House. Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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