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Education

Brooklyn history comes to life for teachers and students.

We offer tours and workshops at our Pierrepont Street and DUMBO locations, and for our partners at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; special afterschool programs for rising curators and historians; digital curricula and teaching resources; and educator workshops. Explore below!

Bring Your Class

Interested in bringing your class to our Pierrepont Street, DUMBO, or Brooklyn Navy Yard programs?

Bring Your Class

Interested in bringing your class to our Pierrepont Street, DUMBO, or Brooklyn Navy Yard programs?

Fieldtrips & Workshops

Our school programs connect local events with broad themes in U.S. history and STEM subjects, build students’ critical thinking skills, and offer a space for students to practice researching, communicating, and working as historians, engineers, writers, and artists.

Students Making History

Drawing inspiration from primary source materials and our unique collection, these special after-school programs build students' critical thinking, research, writing, and communications skills to help them work and think like rising historians, city planners, engineers, and artists.

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Students Making History

Drawing inspiration from primary source materials and our unique collection, these special after-school programs build students' critical thinking, research, writing, and communications skills to help them work and think like rising historians, city planners, engineers, and artists.

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Thanks to the Generous Support of Our Partners

Education programs at Brooklyn Historical Society are generously supported by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Con Edison, the Bay and Paul Foundations, the Ferriday Fund Charitable Trust, the Packer Collegiate Institute, the Pinkerton Foundation, the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, the Kinder Morgan Foundation, the Nissan Foundation, and the Michael Tuch Foundation Inc.

Additional funding provided by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; New York State Assembly members James Brennan and Jo Ann Simon; New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson; and New York City Council Members Inez Barron, Laurie Cumbo, Chaim Deutsch, Mathieu Eugene, Brad Lander, and Stephen Levin.

Programs are also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature, and are supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

BLDG 92 education programs are made possible through generous support from Con Edison, and the Pinkerton Foundation.