New York City

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 a series of black-and-white photographs by David Atty highlight Brooklyn's downtown area mid-20th century. School groups can develop geography skills while decoding 19th century maps of Brooklyn and contextualizing how the city has changed over time, and also look at the extensive history of slavery and the abolition movement by African American communities and allies in the exhibit In Pursuit of Freedom: Brooklyn Abolitionists.
Contact Info
Address: 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Kings County. Tel: 718-222-4111. Email: Website: Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 12PM-5PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: 2nd-12th. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.  
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Life Skills, Social Studies. 

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