See, hear, and read about Julie's work at BHS and beyond.

 
Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider

Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider

"The National Park Service just turned 100. We visited one of its filthiest, most forgotten sites." Julie spoke to reporter Rafi Letzler about the smelly, dirty history of Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay. The piece appeared in Business Insider on August 25, 2016.

 

CLAUDIO PAPAPIETRO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

CLAUDIO PAPAPIETRO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"Brooklyn's Waterfront Yields Treasures." Reporter Hannah Furfaro interviewed Julie about BHS's new public history project, Waterfront, and the material history of Empire Stores, the 19th century warehouse that will house BHS DUMBO, the institution's new satellite museum. The story appeared in the Wall Street Journal on July 25, 2016.

 

"Bernie's Brooklyn. Nearby, and Far, Far Away." Julie spoke with reporter Andrea Bernstein about Bernie Sanders' roots in mid-twentieth-century Brooklyn. The piece aired on WNYC on April 13, 2016.

 

Along with iconic feminist Gloria Steinem, Julie was the first guest on "Uninterrupted," a podcast from Women's Health Magazine hosted by Caitlin Abber. 

In November 2015, Julie talked to New York City public school teachers about teaching Brooklyn's gendered history using documents from BHS's archives.

NY1

NY1

"Unusual Names of Brooklyn Neighborhoods and Streets Rooted in Borough's Past." Julie helped NY1's Jeanine Ramirez explore the history of some of Brooklyn's unusual place names. This was part 5 in a series of segments about Brooklyn names produced by NY1 in October 2015. 

 

NY1

NY1

"Going off the Grid: How Brooklyn's Streets Got their Name." Julie spoke with Jeanine Ramirez from NY1 about the history embedded in Brooklyn's street names. Part 4 in a series of segments about Brooklyn names produced by NY1 in October 2015, this piece also features documents from BHS's archives.

 

NY1

NY1

"The American Revolution Gave Names to Some Brooklyn Nabes." Along with other historians, Julie spoke with Jeanine Ramirez from NY1 about places in Brooklyn named after Revolutionary War participants. This was part 3 in a series of segments about Brooklyn names produced by NY1 in October 2015. 

 

On September 30, 2015, Julie spoke on a panel at BHS, "Lost, Found, and Stewarded: Collecting Stories of African American Ciivil War Soldiers."

 

"Park Slope and the Story of Brownstone Brooklyn." Julie was one of the first special guests on the Bowery Boys' popular history podcast. She spoke to them about the development of Park Slope in May 2015.

 

"In Rescued Letters, a Civil War Soldier from Brooklyn Faces Death." Julie spoke to reporter Jim O'Grady about Samuel Sims, a Civil War soldier featured in the BHS exhibition Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn. The piece aired on WNYC on May 5, 2015.

 

Photo: Hiroko Masuike

Photo: Hiroko Masuike

"Snapshots of Wounded Limbs, Pride and Psyches." New York Times, April 10, 2015. A thoughtful review of BHS exhibition Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn, curated by Julie.

 

Photo: Meredith Duncan

Photo: Meredith Duncan

"Civil War Remembered in Photos and Letters of Brooklyn Soldiers." Newsweek, April 9, 2015. Julie discussed some of the major themes and interpretive challenges of the BHS exhibition Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn.

 

Julie spoke with Eric Foner about his new book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, at BHS on February 17, 2015.

 

Julie and Chris Brown discussed the first episode of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross at BHS on December 9, 2014. 

 

Photo: Ozier Muhammad

Photo: Ozier Muhammad

"A Brooklyn Map that Shows Battle Positions Instead of Trader Joe's.New York Times, August 20, 2014. Julie spoke to reporter David Dunlap about BHS and Green-Wood's recent acquisition of a rare Revolutionary Map - and what we can learn from the historic document.


Photo: Nicole Bengiveno

Photo: Nicole Bengiveno

"Q&A: Julie Golia of the Brooklyn Historical Society," BKLYNR, June 26, 2014. Julie spoke to Madeline Joyce about Gowanus' industrial past and the cultural significance of the area's Kentile sign.

 

Julie interviewed Greg Grandin about his award-winning book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, at BHS on May 28, 2014.

 

BHS collections

BHS collections

"Brooklyn Historical Society Exhibit to Highlight the Borough's Ferry History." New York Daily News, April 28, 2014. Julie discussed her experiences curating the BHS exhibition Full Steam Ahead: 200 Years of Ferries in Brooklyn.

 

On December 17, 2013, Julie and BHS President Deborah Schwartz spoke on BK Live! about Brooklyn Historical Society's In Pursuit of Freedom exhibition. 

 

In conjunction with BHS's exhibition, The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond, Julie sat down with Eric Foner at BHS in December 2013 to discuss the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years later. 

 

"Early America, With a Brooklyn Accent." The Junto Blog, January 19, 2013. Julie spoke with historian Sarah Georgini about a digital exhibition she created about the Lefferts Family, and the benefits and challenges of doing family history.