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
Past Program Audio | Building Tops and Top Buildings: Sam Roberts in Conversation with Andrew Dolkart
Past Program Audio | An Urban Amble: Exploring NYC’s Streetscape with Michael Sorkin and Stanley Greenberg
Past Program Audio | The Color of Healthcare: Mary Travis Bassett and Harriet Washington in Conversation
Our doors are closed, but Brooklyn's history never stops.
To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff and to support the City’s effort to promote social distancing, BHS has suspended all public hours and events until further notice.
While both our main location on Pierrepont Street and BHS DUMBO are closed to the public, and all evening public programs, school programs, and family programs are cancelled, we are working to bring you stories from Brooklyn's history to enjoy at home through past programs, blog posts, online exhibitions, podcasts, and more. Now more than ever BHS needs your support. Please consider donating today.
Blog posts, current projects, and more
Peruse our popular Photo of the Week blog posts, immerse yourself in an online exhibition on Brooklyn's past and present, and discover our extensive teacher resources.
While the Othmer Library is closed, you can access collections, resources, and services on-line. To get started, view the "Remote Research Guide" in the Research Guides link below, or dive straight into our collections via the Search the Collections link.