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
Virtual Program | Use the Power You Have: Pramila Jayapal and V (Eve Ensler) in Conversation
Virtual Program | Burning Down the House: Julian Zelizer Discusses Modern Republicanism and Newt Gingrich with Alexis Coe
Virtual Program | Migration Stories: Oral Histories, Literature, and the Power of Telling
A Message from Brooklyn Historical Society
As we grapple with the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, Americans across the country have expressed righteous anger at this incomprehensible incident. On behalf of the Brooklyn Historical Society trustees and staff, we express our sympathy to the family of George Floyd, and countless Black and Brown Americans who have lost loved ones resulting from unjustified violence inflicted upon people of color, across time and throughout the Nation.
In the interest of encouraging learning, listening, and action, we have curated a selection of conversations on subjects pertaining to the fraught history of race in America, organized into three topics: "Confronting a History of Injustice," "Structural Racism in America," and "Processing Privilege and Moving to Action." We hope you will take a moment to revisit them and continue these conversations in your communities.
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.