Brooklyn 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.
Crossing 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!
Brooklyn's On Fire: Meet the Firehouse Chefs!
Thu, Oct 30, 6:30pm
$10 General Admission /$5 for BHS and G-W Members
We've all seen firemen in our local supermarkets pushing overloaded shopping carts to the checkout, but what happens when they get back to the station? Brooklyn Magazine food editor Sarah Zorn answers that question through a panel discussion and chili cook-off with three local firehouse chefs. Joios.com kicks off the evening with complementary tastings of four-alarm cocktails!
Part of a four-part thematic series on Brooklyn and fire, presented with Green-Wood Cemetery.
Learn more on our Public Programs Calendar.
Free 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 full fall schedule includes:
Sunday, November 2 Sunday, December 14
Sunday, November 2 Sunday, December 28
Sunday, November 30
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.
Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking.
Map & Directions>>
Museum HoursWednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday & major holidays
Gift Shop HoursMonday-Sunday,12-5pm
Library HoursRegular hours for Library Research are Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5pm
*PLEASE NOTE: The Othmer Library will be closed to the public on the following dates:
- Wednesday, November 26th–Saturday, November 29th
- Thursday, December 25th (Christmas Day)
- Wednesday, December 31st–Saturday, January 3rd
$10 adults; $6 teachers and seniors;
free to members, students with valid school IDs, and children 12 years and under.
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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.