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Brooklyn Historical Society – Virtual Tour

Brooklyn Historical Society - Virtual Tour

Brooklyn Historical Society – Virtual Tour

The Brooklyn Historical Society is a museum, library, and educational center preserving and supporting the study of Brooklyn’s history. The Society, which was founded in 1863, houses materials relating to the history of Brooklyn and its people.

The Society’s Romanesque Revival building, located in Brooklyn Heights, was designed and built in 1878-81, it is part of New York City’s Brooklyn Heights Historic District. 

The Society’s education programs include primary source documents, including works of art, maps, photographs, and other artifacts.

The Library has a collection that includes family histories in the genealogy collection, a collection of Brooklyn and Long Island newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and many other institutional papers.

Brooklyn Historical Society - Virtual Tour

“New York Rifles” recruitment poster, 1860s – Brooklyn Historical Society

Highlights of the Brooklyn Historical Society

  • The Oral History Collection – containing interviews with over 300 narrators
  • Photographs, documents, and artifacts from Brooklyn’s Vietnam Veterans
  • A rare 1770 map by Bernard Ratzer
  • The Renaissance Revival styled building and period interiors
  • Architectural sculptures including busts of Michelangelo, Beethoven, Gutenberg, Shakespeare, Columbus, a Viking, and a Native American
  • A collection of historical maps spanning the years 1562–2011
  • The papers of abolitionist clergyman Henry Ward Beecher
  • A collection of microfiche pamphlets on slavery and abolition
  • The Brooklyn Firefighting Collection
  • The Brooklyn Council of Churches Collection

Brooklyn Historical Society - Virtual Tour

“Colored Citizens to Arms!” recruitment poster, 1863 – Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society

  • Museum:         Brooklyn Historical Society
  • City:                 Brooklyn
  • State:               New York
  • Country:          United States                    
  • Founded:        1863
  • Type:               History Museum, Specialist Museum
  • Location:        128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York City

Brooklyn Historical Society – Map

Brooklyn Historical Society – 360 Virtual Views

 

Brooklyn Historical Society – 360 Virtual Views

Brooklyn Historical Society – 360 Virtual Views

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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“History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”
– John F. Kennedy

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Photo Credit: Acroterion / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Rhododendrites / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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