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Since 1863

Brooklyn Historical Society makes the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, meaningful, and relevant today. While our sites are closed, we invite you to take advantage of our many virtual offerings. See some below.

Closed for now

  • BHS DUMBO Closed
  • BHS Pierrepont Closed
  • BHS Pierrepont Gift Shop Closed
  • Othmer Library Closed
Muslims in Brooklyn

Experience the stories of Muslims in Brooklyn through a brand new website!

Brooklyn Historical Society is excited to welcome you to a new online experience that harnesses the power and intimacy of oral history to more deeply understand and appreciate the diversity and commonalities of the many Muslim communities in Brooklyn. This site, a culminating element of the Muslims in Brooklyn project, encourages listeners to make connections between and among stories, and in doing so aspires to expand the narrative about Muslims not only in Brooklyn, but throughout the country by celebrating our shared heritage as a multiethnic and multiracial American democracy. Visit the site to explore curated oral histories, a historical timeline, educational resources, and more!

Explore and listen here