Tue, May 26, 6:30pm
$5/Free for BHS & G-W Members
Join Edward T. O’Donnell, associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross and author of Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum, for a discussion of his most recent book about the great social reformer, Brooklyn resident Henry George. George’s activism inspired a vibrant working class movement and helped to shape 20th century progressive thinking.
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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! 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 May-June schedule includes:
Sunday, May 24 Sunday, June 14
Sunday, May 31 Sunday, June 21
Sunday, June 7 Sunday, June 28
Photo of the WeekArtisanal coffee roasters have been popping up everywhere in Brooklyn in recent years, but it might come as a surprise that Brooklyn has a long history of coffee roasting that spans long before it was considered hip. The photo of the week was taken around 1920 in a warehouse at Bush Terminal (now Industry City) and features two men lifting a large bag of coffee. In the early 20th century, Brooklyn was roasting more coffee than any other place in America. John Arbuckle (1839-1912) is credited as pioneering the way we purchase coffee today. How did Arbuckle help make Brooklyn the coffee capital of the US at that time? Find out on the BHS Blog...
More Coffee Drinking When National Prohibition Comes, circa 1920;
V1973.5.914, Brooklyn photograph and illustration collection, ARC.202,
Brooklyn Historical Society.
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.
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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
$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 2015 programming partners with Green-Wood, one of Brooklyn's great historic sites. Learn about their events and tours at www.green-wood.com.
BHS 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.
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.