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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Doll and Spinning Wheel

With renovations to BHS’s first floor and lower-level underway and Brooklyn Historical Society’s 150th anniversary rapidly approaching, it is fun to look through photographs of the institutional archives collection. One such photograph features this eerie porcelain doll, once housed in … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Miss Mary E. Ingalls

The woman pictured in this early twentieth-century photograph is staffing the museum gallery desk of what was then called the Long Island Historical Society. Much has changed since Miss Ingalls’s day: the Long Island Historical Society is now Brooklyn Historical … Continue reading

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BHS Breaks 100 Followers on Twitter!

In an effort to get the word out about our events, exhibits, and educational programs, (and to better connect to today’s diverse communities), BHS started “tweeting” on twitter.com a bit over a week ago. In that short time, we have … Continue reading

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Welcome!

The Brooklyn Historical Society began our Oral History Program in 2006 to collect important audio documents: primary sources about people, ideas, and events that make up the history of 21st century Brooklyn. In December 2007, we opened our Oral History … Continue reading

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