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.
Learn about the rich history and the dynamic team that makes up Center for Brooklyn History today.
The Center for Brooklyn History at Brooklyn Public Library (formerly Brooklyn Historical Society) was founded in 1863.