The Old Stone House & Washington Park is a Robert Moses WPA-era reconstruction of the Vechte-Cortelyou house, a 1699 Dutch farmhouse that was the site of the culminating engagement of the Battle of Brooklyn in August, 1776, as well as the original home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nestled at the center of Washington Park, OSH's gardens and JJ Byrne Playground evoke the historic nature of the site, making it an excellent destination for both individuals and families. OSH's permanent exhibit provides an overview of the Battle of Brooklyn. Gowanus De-natured, an exhibit curated by Arts Gowanus, will be on display in conjunction with Gowanus Open Studios. On Sunday, October 18 at 2 pm, Double Entendre Music Ensemble will present Old & New, a classical music program in the OSH Great Room, a terrific example of Colonial Revival architecture with excellent acoustics.
Access Notes: The 2nd Floor Great Room is not readily accessible. Public bathrooms and the first floor gallery are ADA accessible.
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