Brooklyn Historical Society

Explore BHS' collection of documents, artwork, and artifacts that bring to life the everyday experiences of Brooklynites from the past to the present. A collection of paintings depicts Brooklyn's landscape through different eras, while portraits from the historic collection depict prominent New Yorkers. Other past and current exhibits have included a look at Brooklyn’s social and political movements, the history of Prospect Park, and a series of black-and-white photographs by David Attie.

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Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 12PM-5PM.

History Museum Lesson Plan


A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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