Class VisitsIf you are interested in a museum field trip, please contact our education department.
Brooklyn Historical Society currently offers a Library Reserve Program.
In the Reserve Program, instructors may:
- Request a maximum of 10 objects (1 object = 1 box, 1 folder, 1 oral history interview, or 1 book)
- Requests for materials should be made 2 weeks in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; multiple reserve requests throughout the semester are accepted
- 2-week period of availability for archival materials for students; no appointment necessary
- BHS Reference Staff will provide library policies and care/handling techniques for distribution to students
BHS encourages instructors to create and schedule groups of students
into specific public hours period during the 2-week reserve
An award-winning resource for teachers!
TeachArchives.org is an innovative resource for teachers, administrators, librarians, archivists, and museum educators. It offers sample exercises and informative articles based on a new approach to teaching in the archives. TeachArchives.org is the result of Students and Faculty in the Archives (SAFA), a three-year grant at Brooklyn Historical Society which partnered with 18 faculty at 3 colleges to bring over 1,100 students to BHS to analyze original documents. To visit BHS with your class, submit a request at least 3 weeks in advance.
For more information on teaching effectively with primary sources, please see our website: TeachArchives.org.