Brooklyn Historical Society
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
George Browne Post, 1881

Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history. Located in a magnificent landmark building designed by Goerge Post in 1881, today's BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach. Tours will give an insider's history of the building as part of the larger history of Brooklyn. Visitors are introduced to our main galleries, exhibition hall, as well as the landmarked interior staircase and library.

Sunday Tour Info: OpenDialogue renovation tours with Christoff : Finio will take place at 1 and 2pm, and tours of the building with BHS curators will take place at 3 and 4pm. (30 min)

Since the first OHNY Weekend in 2003, this site is one of almost 50 have participated for 10 or more years. When you visit, please thank them for championing an open city! To see a full list of 15th Anniversary sites, click here.

This site is part of the special series Celebrating Civic Excellence, highlighting buildings completed or renovated through the NYC Department of Design and Construction’s Design + Construction Excellence program. Click here to read more and see the full list of participating sites.


Image Credit: Josh Shayne