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
We are collecting material related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Even as we cope with these difficult times, Brooklyn Historical Society is focused on our responsibility to document and preserve the borough’s history. We are actively collecting material related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is impacting daily life on an unprecedented scale. Our goal is to document and preserve the collective experiences of our community during the crisis, including the health, economic, social, political, and religious impacts of COVID-19 on our borough.
We invite and encourage you to share your thoughts, stories, and the material you have collected or created related to COVID-19 in Brooklyn. With your help, BHS will build a collection that reflects the many ways Brooklynites were impacted by, and responded to, this crisis.
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.