Long Island Historical Society

Long Island Historical Society The Brooklyn Historical Society, founded in 1863, is a museum, library, and educational center preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history.

The society's Romanesque Revival building, located at Pierrepont and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights, was designed by George B. Post and built in 1878-81, is a National Historic Landmark and part of New York City's Brooklyn Heights Historic District. The Brooklyn Historical Society houses materials relating to the history of Brooklyn and its people, and hosts exhibitions which draw over 9,000 members a year. In addition to general programming, BHS serves over 70,000 public school students and teachers annually by providing exhibit tours, educational programs and curricula, and making its professional staff available for instruction and consultation.HistoryThe Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1863 by Henry Pierrepont as the Long Island Historical Society', with a charter from the New England Historical Society in Boston. In 1985, the society changed its name to the Brooklyn Historical Society.In 2005, the BHS was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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