The Brooklyn Historical Society is located on the corner of Pierrepont and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights. Subway: M, N, R, 4, 5, 2, 3, to Court Street/Borough Hall.
Founded in 1863 as The Long Island Historical Society, The Brooklyn Historical Society is a museum, library, archives and educational center for the exploration of Brooklyn's heritage and history. BHS celebrates the first phase of its grand reopening after four years of extensive renovations with the opening of the exhibition, Brooklyn Works: 400 Years of Making a Living in Brooklyn. Enter re-created environments of tenement buildings and sugar refineries, see original advertisements and artifacts from products manufactured in Brooklyn, and hear the stories of workers from enslaved Africans to modern restaurant owners.