Brooklyn Historical Society makes the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, meaningful, and relevant today.
Today's Open Hours
- BHS DUMBO 11 am - 5 pm
- BHS Pierrepont 12 pm - 5 pm
- BHS Pierrepont Gift Shop 12 pm - 5 pm
- Othmer Library 1 pm - 5 pm
Confront the legacy of slavery in this immersive series
Throughout the month of October, BHS hosts 400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History. Join us for this series of public programs, teacher workshops, and family events that encourages reflection and difficult conversations about the legacy of slavery in America, in observation of the anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the Americas.Learn more
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.
The Othmer Library Reading Room will be closed during the month of August. During this period, you may continue to reach library staff by phone or email regarding research guidance, donations, or image reproductions. We invite you to utilize our online resources, including research guides and online collections.