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Coronavirus Updates

Brooklyn Historical Society has been carefully monitoring developments related to COVID-19.

Dear Friends,

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff and to support the City’s effort to promote social distancing, BHS has suspended all public hours at both our main location on Pierrepont Street and BHS DUMBO until further notice.

All face-to-face evening public programs are suspended. Registration fees and ticket purchases for events that are impacted by these cancellations will be refunded. In their stead, we’re pleased to offer a series of virtual public programs. Please check our Upcoming Events page for the latest schedule.

School group visits, family programs, all school and after-school programs (including those at BHS on Pierrepont Street, BHS DUMBO, and BLDG92 at Brooklyn Navy Yard), and all teacher workshops are suspended.

The sixteenth annual Library Dinner, originally scheduled for April 30, 2020, has been postponed. BHS is working on plans to celebrate the achievements of Earl D. Weiner and his late wife Gina Ingoglia Weiner in the fall.

You may continue to email the library and archives staff at [email protected] with any questions about your research or our collections. Our library staff will continue to serve our public remotely by responding to email inquiries. We’re also pleased to offer this Remote Research Guide  which compiles in one place a large number of our digital resources.

As we continue to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, New York City Department of Health, and the New York State Department of Health we will update this website page regularly.

We hope that you will stay in touch by following us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) and sign up for our newsletter, which is easily done at the bottom of this page.

We wish each and every one of you health and safety, and hope to see you again at Brooklyn Historical Society in the near future.