Brooklyn Documentaries Screening at Brooklyn Historical Society December 11th, 2015.
At 6:30 PM, the Brooklyn Historical Society in partnership with the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present a screening of Brooklyn short documentaries titled, "Brooklyn Always, Timeless – Changes.”
Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s chief engineer, has worked in the Brooklyn power plant nearly his entire adult life. Starting as a mechanic in 1958, he later became one of only four chief engineers in the plant’s 127-year history, taking over the official duties in 1965. He’s been there ever since.
For the last six decades, Milster (now 79 years old) has lovingly maintained the nineteenth century steam engines that provide heat and hot water to Pratt’s campus. “We have our hands full,” says Milster. “If the plant stops in the winter, Pratt stops.
Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This program is FREE & Open to the Public.