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We connect the past to the present every day.

Founded in 1863, the Center for Brooklyn History is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400-year history. Located in Brooklyn Heights, this cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement, and community outreach connects the past to the present and makes the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, relevant, and meaningful for today’s diverse communities, and for generations to come.

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The Center for Brooklyn History serves all of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, from students to seniors, through award-winning educational programs, exhibitions, public programs, and the most comprehensive collection of materials related to Brooklyn in the world. Help us preserve and share Brooklyn’s history!

Support CBH

The Center for Brooklyn History serves all of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, from students to seniors, through award-winning educational programs, exhibitions, public programs, and the most comprehensive collection of materials related to Brooklyn in the world. Help us preserve and share Brooklyn’s history!

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