The Center for Brooklyn History preserves, protects and shares Brooklyn’s history with the borough’s diverse audiences—and beyond.
Open for Lobby Service
- CBH Pierrepont Lobby Service 10 am-4 pm
- CBH Collections Closed
- CBH Pierrepont Gift Shop Closed
- Othmer Library Closed
Virtual Program | When History Meets Imagination: Russell Shorto and Jennifer Egan on Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Where They Cross
Virtual Program | Framing U.S. History: The Thorny Business of Teaching the Past
Virtual Program | Jewish Brooklyn: From Gefilte Fish to Kibbeh
Announcing the Center for Brooklyn History
Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is now the Center for Brooklyn History at Brooklyn Public Library. By combining these institutions, the Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) becomes the most expansive collection of Brooklyn history in the world.
The Center will democratize access to Brooklyn’s history and be dedicated to expanding and diversifying representation of the history of the borough by unifying resources and expertise, and broadening reach and impact throughout Brooklyn and beyond.
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.