Category Archives: Brooklyn Past & Present

Shop Talk with Brooklyn Makers: Brooklyn Rehab

Welcome to Shop Talk, our regular series highlighting some of the fantastic Brooklyn-made products (and their makers) available in the BHS Gift Shop, open daily from 12pm to 5pm! Alyssa Zygmunt, the creator of Brooklyn Rehab, uses her daily observations of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Food vendors at Wallabout Market

This week Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting our annual fundraising party, Brooklyn Bounty!  Unlike last year, we will be holding this event at a new venue in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.  There will be music, beverages, auctions, and food.  … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Highland Park

For whatever random reason, I thought about posting a picture about music this week.  I came across several pavilions dotting Brooklyn’s amusement areas, parks, and waterfronts.  Highland Park’s Music Pavilion was among them, but so was the confusion about in … Continue reading

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October Staff Pick from the BHS Gift Shop – Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Welcome to the latest installment of Brooklyn Historical Society STAFF PICKS, a fun way to explore our awesome gift shop! The BHS Gift Shop features many items crafted right here in Brooklyn, as well as an array of books on Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Autumn Harvest Season

Fall happens to be my favorite season of the year.  I especially enjoy it in Brooklyn and the Northeast because of the Autumnal colors after a sun-bleached summer and before a dishwater grey winter.  As you roam around Brooklyn this … Continue reading

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