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Brooklyn Bounty 2014
Brooklyn Bounty is October 22nd, 2014! Pick up your tickets here for the best tasting event of the year!

CBBGCrossing Borders, Bridging Generations

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations (CBBG) is an oral history project and public programming series which builds upon BHS's extensive oral history collections, examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity in the historically diverse borough of Brooklyn. Explore CBBG's website to learn more about the project, read articles about mixed heritage, listen to already recorded oral histories, and join the community!


New Exhibitions
We The People
We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words

Wonder John Bhatia
Wonder: First Encounters with Green-Wood













Up Next 

Exploring Brooklyn's Shifting Demographics
Thu, Oct 2, 6:30pmBrooklyn's Shifting Demographics
$10 General Admission / $5 for BHS and G-W Members
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With its ever-growing population, Brooklyn is experiencing major demographic shifts among racial, ethnic, and ancestral groups. Join us as demographers Joseph Salvo, Director of the Population Division of the NYC Department of City Planning, and his colleague Peter Lobo, explore the demographic forces that make Brooklyn a dynamic place, and discuss the challenges we're likely to face in the coming decades. 

 Learn more on our Public Programs Calendar.


This is BrooklynFree Weekend Tours: This is Brooklyn
Join us to learn about the history of Brooklyn and experience one of New York's great landmark buildings! Every other Sunday at 1pm, enjoy a 1 hour introductory tour of Brooklyn's history in our beautiful building. FREE with museum admission, this tour is perfect for a first time Brooklyn visitor as well as the seasoned Brooklynite who could use a quick history refresher!

October This is Brooklyn tours are presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2014:
                Sunday, October 5                      
                Sunday, October 19   

Our full fall schedule includes:             
Sunday, October 5                 Sunday, November 30        
Sunday, October 19               Sunday, December 14
Sunday, November 2             Sunday, December 28
Sunday, November 16                                                 
  

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BHS Gift Shop
Our beautiful new Gift Shop has the perfect gift for nearly any occasion! Whether you're looking for an authentic Brooklyn-made souvenir, a housewarming present for a new Brooklynite, or a Brooklyn-themed onesie for the newest member of the family, the BHS Gift Shop has got you covered!

Stop in any day between noon and 5pm for a truly "Brooklyn" shopping experience. 



Visiting BHS

Brooklyn Historical Society is located at 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights.
Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking.
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BHS Map

Museum Hours

Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday & major holidays

Gift Shop Hours

Monday-Sunday,12-5pm

Library Hours

Regular hours for Library Research are Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5pm

Admission

Suggested contribution:
$10 adults; $6 teachers and seniors;
free to members, students with valid school IDs, and children 12 years and under.

Don’t miss a favorite speaker, or a fabulous evening of film, food, or fun.

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Green-Wood partnerBHS is proud to be 2014 programming partners with Green-Wood, one of Brooklyn's great historic sites. Learn about their events and tours at www.green-wood.com.


Big Onion Walking ToursBHS regularly welcomes groups from Big Onion Walking Tours to our building. Big Onion Walking Tours has offered innovative and exciting walks in NYC's historic districts and ethnic neighborhoods since 1991. All guides hold advanced degrees in American History, Art History, or a related field, and they are often researching and writing theses on topics relevant to their tours. More information and a calendar of public tours can be found on their website: www.bigonion.com.