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Upcoming Programs

Timothy O'Neal of Borough Bees


Brooklyn and the Bees: Talk and Taste with Borough Bees
Thu, Apr 23, 7:00pm

$10 General Admission/$5 for BHS and G-W Members
You’ve heard of urban gardening, but have you heard of urban beekeeping? Timothy O’Neal of Borough Bees gives us the history and know-how behind this increasingly popular enterprise that is quickly joining the illustrious ranks of Brooklyn-made gastronomy. Deliciously sweet tastings included!

Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Brainery.

Reserve your spot here.





Free Weekend Tours: This is Brooklyn
This is Brooklyn
Join us to learn about the history of Brooklyn and experience one of New York's great landmark buildings! On select Sundays at 1pm, enjoy a 1 hour introductory tour of Brooklyn's history in our beautiful building. FREE with museum admission, this tour is perfect for a first time Brooklyn visitor as well as the seasoned Brooklynite who could use a quick history refresher!

Our winter schedule includes:                                         
Sunday, April 19            Sunday, May 17
Sunday, May 3               Sunday, May 24
Sunday, May 10


Family Programs at BHS

Learn more on our Public Programs Calendar.
 

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week_Apr 15It’s officially spring, which also means baseball season is underway. The photo of the week features the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Ebbets Field around 1914. On April 9th 1913, over 100 years ago, the Brooklyn Dodgers hosted an opening game against the Philadelphia Phillies at the brand new Ebbets Field. Learn more about the Dodgers and their former Brooklyn home on the BHS Blog!

[Ebbets field], 1914 ca; Brooklyn photographs and illustrations, ARC.202, V1973.5.1801; Brooklyn Historical Society.

      

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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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Museum Hours

Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday & major holidays

Gift Shop Hours

Monday-Sunday,12-5pm

Library Hours

Regular hours for Library Research are Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5pm

Admission

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

Special Projects

Brooklyn Bridge Park signageBrooklyn Waterfront History
In partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP), BHS has created a series of historical markers throughout the park with an accompanying website to tell the rich history of the park as a site of bustling commerce, a refuge for immigrants, and much more. Explore the site here.







CBBGCrossing Borders, Bridging Generations

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations (CBBG) is an oral history project and public programming series which builds upon BHS's extensive oral history collections, examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity in the historically diverse borough of Brooklyn. Explore CBBG's website to learn more about the project, read articles about mixed heritage, listen to already recorded oral histories, and join the community!


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


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, to communicate their impact on Downtown Brooklyn and to actively mobilize in the best interests of artist communities. 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. All guides hold advanced degrees in American History, Art History, or a related field, and they are often researching and writing theses on topics relevant to their tours. More information and a calendar of public tours can be found on their website: www.bigonion.com.