Brooklyn Historical Society makes the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, meaningful, and relevant today.
Today's Open Hours
- BHS DUMBO 11 am - 6 pm
- BHS Pierrepont Closed
- BHS Pierrepont Gift Shop 12 pm - 5 pm
- Othmer Library Closed
Race and History Challenge Grant
Join BHS Trustee Sylvia Wong Lewis and her husband, Byron – along with several Trustees – in supporting our commitment to reveal the central role of race, identity, and inequality in shaping Brooklyn's history.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.
Brooklyn Historical Society houses a world-renowned special collections and archives library within our landmark building.