BROOKLYN - Young baseball fans got to learn about some Brooklyn history on Saturday by making their very own Brooklyn Dodgers jerseys, more than 50 years after the team skipped town for Los Angeles.
About 25 kids packed the event in Brooklyn Heights that was hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society for some handmade history. The youths started with silk screens, then added their own logos and designs, and placed it over a T-shirt to make their special jerseys.
The Brooklyn Historical Society says the event was part of an effort to use fun activities that get kids interested in history. Before making the jerseys, the kids were taken on a full tour of a Dodger exhibit where they got to see the team's original home plate and an authentic jersey.
The society's next event will be on May 10. Kids will get to paint and learn about the opening of the Fulton Ferry 200 years ago.