Brooklyn may be New York's hippest borough, but it's also among the richest in history. To truly understand the Brooklyn of today, history aficionados need to uncover the borough's diverse past at the incomparable Brooklyn Historical Society. Purchase tickets in advance and enjoy exhibitions, archival documents, and photographs documenting the borough's development, visit the must-see Othmer Library, and pick out the perfect souvenir at the gift shop.
Visit the Brooklyn Historical Society and explore its historic 1881 building
Access the society's permanent collection and temporary exhibits
Peruse a vast collection of art and artifacts at the elegant Othmer library
Shop locally-sourced products from Brooklyn's favorite artisans