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Please note: Brooklyn Historical Society will be closed to the public on Wednesday, October 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

   Brooklyn Historical Society Exhibitions and Bounty

What's New

Luce Foundation GrantJust Added to Our Digital Collection!
We are thrilled to announce that our collection of 73 design competition and presentation drawings for the construction of Brooklyn Historical Society (formerly Long Island Historical Society) are now digitized and available for viewing online here! Thanks to a generous grant from the Luce Foundation, you can now read about the competition and our historic building while viewing these beautiful drawings.

Upcoming Programs

The Changing Face of ActivismThe Changing Face of Activism
Thu, Oct 8, 6:30 pm
$5/Free for BHS & G-W Members
How has affecting social change evolved, from desegregation in the 1960s, to Black Lives Matter today? Moderated by Alethia Jones, a leader of 1199SEIU UHWE, the panelists include Barbara Smith, who has spent four decades fighting racism, classism, homophobia and sexism; Joo-Hyun Kang of Communities United for Police Reform; and Jose Lopez, Lead Organizer at Make the Road NY and member of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

    This is Brooklyn

Join us to learn about the history of Brooklyn and experience one of New York's great landmark buildings! Every Sunday at 1pm, enjoy a 1 hour introductory tour, FREE with museum admission!

Full Fall 2015 Public Programs Calendar

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BHS Gift Shop
Our beautiful new Gift Shop has the perfect gift for nearly any occasion! Whether you're looking for an authentic Brooklyn-made souvenir, a housewarming present for a new Brooklynite, or a Brooklyn-themed onesie for the newest member of the family, the BHS Gift Shop has got you covered!

Stop in any day between noon and 5pm for a truly "Brooklyn" shopping experience. 

Visiting BHS

Brooklyn Historical Society is located at 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights.

Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking.
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Map Brooklyn Historical SocietyMuseum Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday & major holidays

Gift Shop Hours
Monday-Sunday, 12-5pm

Library Hours
Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5pm

Suggested contribution:
$10 adults; $6 teachers and seniors;
free to members, students with valid school IDs, and children 12 years and under.

Special Projects

  CBBG  Brooklyn Waterfront History  Teach Archives

Green-Wood partnerBHS is proud to be 2015 strategic partners with Green-Wood, one of Brooklyn's great historic sites. Learn about their events and tours at

BLDG92 partnerBrooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92 and BHS are education partners offering free programs for k-12 students and teachers in the NYC public school system. Find out more about their public programs and events at

Downtown Brooklyn Arts AllianceBHS is proud to be a member of the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance (DBAA). DBAA is a coalition of more than 30 cultural groups organized to connect and serve Downtown Brooklyn cultural organizations. Learn more about DBAA here.

Big Onion Walking ToursBHS regularly welcomes groups from Big Onion Walking Tours to our building. Big Onion Walking Tours has offered innovative and exciting walks in NYC's historic districts and ethnic neighborhoods since 1991. More information and a calendar of public tours can be found on their website:

BHS is please to be a member of the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, celebrating the 50th anniversary of New York's landmarks law.