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Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Founded in 1863, 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 Brooklyn Heights and housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today's BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach.

It is a memorable venue for evening weddings, ceremonies and cocktail receptions as well as corporate and photo and film shoots. The Othmer Library on the 2nd floor, an interior landmark, and Great Hall ballroom space on the 1st floor, provide the perfect setting for a wedding reception, sit-down luncheon or dinner and cocktail reception.

Guest Capacity, Seated and Standing: 200
Square Footage: 1,764
Number of Party Rooms: 2


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The best place to remember why you love Brooklyn examines the borough’s historical, cultural and gastronomic legacies through its permanen... Read More
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PHOTO: 1933. An old NY law said one had to have a light on in one's car if it was parked on the street at night. To save battery, one car ... Read More
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January 26-28, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm, the newly restored 1770 Ratzer Map of New York City will be on display. Read the NYT article on the res... Read More
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Visiting our site at MetroTech? Make sure to also check out this #StaffPick for local cultural spot.
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Don't miss the paintings near the staircase showing historical views of Brooklyn. BHS has a great collection of 19th century American landsc... Read More
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This Brooklyn Heights institution’s library is filled with upwards of 2,000 maps and 60,000 photographs. More than 100 boxes are devoted t... Read More
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You can find out a neat fact about our history by looking at the interior doorknobs which are original to Brooklyn Historical Society's 1881... Read More
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Brooklyn Bounty is coming up soon, don't miss it. The food there is amazing!
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Scholastic warehouse sale Monday and Tuesday. Up to 80% off!
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One of the few remaining buildings by George B. Post; innovative structural system
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