Join us in celebrating
our first 150 Years!
Please note: BHS will be closed to the public Thursday, April 17th, Friday, April 18th, Saturday, April 19th, and Sunday April 20th for a private location shoot.
We will resume museum operating hours of noon to 5pm and Othmer Library hours of 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday, April 23rd. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Exhibition Spotlight: In
Pursuit of Freedom
To learn more about the exhibition and partner project, please visit the In Pursuit of Freedom website.
Public Program Spotlight: Eric Foner in ConversationIn connection with our current exhibit of a rare original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner joined BHS Public Historian Julie Golia to discuss the legacy of one of our nation's foundational documents. Enjoy the entire evening's program here.
View our full calendar of upcoming public programs>>
New at Brooklyn Historical SocietyCome one, come all, both big and small! Join us the first and second Saturdays of each month for family programs full of singing, crafts, movement, and loads of creativity.
Don't miss Handmade History and Sing Back, Brooklyn! with Lloyd H. Miller.
The Othmer Library is now open for extended hours on Saturdays, from 1pm -5pm. Make an appointment or stop by to browse our collections of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps and atlases, and a searchable database of our digitized images and oral histories.
Learn more about our library and archives here>>
Just added to Emma, our "Catablog" of archives, manuscripts and special collctions: a monograph detailing the first three years of the journey to create Brooklyn Bridge Park, by Scott M. Hand and Otis Pratt Pearsall, two of the original park advocates. Find the full monograph here on Emma.
Support Brooklyn Historical Society
Interesting in becoming a member of BHS and supporting us all year-round? Read more about our member benefits.
Visiting BHSBrooklyn 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.
Map & Directions>>
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Gift Shop Hours
Wednesday- Saturday, 1-5pm
$10 adults; $6 teachers and seniors;
free to members, students with valid
school IDs, and children 12 years
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BHS is proud to be 2014 programming partners with Green-Wood, one of Brooklyn's great historic sites. Learn about their events and tours at www.green-wood.com.
BHS 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.