Brooklyn Historical Society 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.
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society 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 and housed in a magnificent landmark
building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today's BHS is a
cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community