Historical Society Co-President
Ira M. Kluger, co-president of the Canarsie Historical Society, has been elected second vice-president of the prestigious Society of Old Brooklyn-ites.
The society, which was founded in 1880, is one of Brooklyn’s oldest civic and historical organizations. From its inception, the society has taken an active role in the commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn, which took place on August 27, 1776; and in the memorialization of the approximately 11,000 Prison Ship Martyrs, whose remains are entombed in a crypt be-neath the Martyr’s Monument in Fort Greene Park. The society, which has been granted 501 (c)3 status by the Internal Revenue Service, and recently amended its certificate of incorporation to reflect its tax-exempt status, will undertake a fund-raising campaign to place an eternal flame atop the monument.
Kluger, who has served on the society’s board of directors for several years, is active in many of Brooklyn’s historical organizations.
In addition, he holds numerous positions in the Wyckoff House and Association, Inc., and has been ap-pointed to chair their 2004 Reunion and Annual Meeting, which will be held in Las Vegas in October.
Kluger will be sworn in at the society’s 124th annual luncheon, which will be held on June 27th.