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Brooklyn Historical Society
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.

Access: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00 - 5:00p.m.
Fees: $6 adults/$4 students and seniors. Admission is free to members.
Phone: (718) 222-4111
Category: Museum Collections
Subject: General NYC History , Architecture , Ethnicity & Immigration
Time Period: 20th Century since WW2 , 20th Century to WW2 , All Periods

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