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We The People
We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words

           Mapping Brooklyn
Mapping Brooklyn














Browse all of our current and upcoming exhibitions on our exhibitions page.

Upcoming Programs

Ken BurnsAn Evening with Ken Burns
to support Brooklyn Historical Society.

Tuesday, March 10th
6:30pm

Buy your ticket here.

Thanks to our sponsor
Chase

Family Programs at BHS 


Learn more on our Public Programs Calendar.


This is BrooklynFree Weekend Tours: This is Brooklyn
Join us to learn about the history of Brooklyn and experience one of New York's great landmark buildings. Every other Sunday 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, March 8               Sunday, April 5 
Sunday, March 22             Sunday, April 19                                        

Shop BHS!

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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BHS Map

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.