Brooklyn Historical Society: Lefferts Collection Online Exhibit

I had the pleasure of working with Brooklyn Historical Society to create an online exhibition for their collection: "An American Family Grows in Brooklyn." The project showcases the Lefferts Family Papers.

I built this site to include:
  • An online image gallery
  • Individual item-level views
  • Capability to enlarge images to fit screen
  • Hi-res collection item download links
  • Image filtering and cross-categorizing by tag
  • Meta-data displayed for each item
  • Ability to add/update site collection items by BHS staff
  • An interactive online exhibition with separate navigation
  • and more!

“Josh did a fantastic job as designer for BHS's new digital exhibit about the Lefferts family papers. Thanks to his vision, hard work, and creativity, we now have an elegant and usable site to feature our beautiful archival materials and to tell the story of one Brooklyn family's history. I could not have imagined a better outcome. Not only is Josh a remarkably talented designer, he is also a pleasure to work with - responsive, pleasant, and patient. I hope we can work together again!”

Julie Golia
Public Historian, Brooklyn Historical Society