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Since 1863

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
Special Series

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.

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