Brooklyn Historical Society

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128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Glynnes Glynnes
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Fuhgeddaboudit! Sep 30, 2011
The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is where visitors can find information on the history of Brooklyn. The building that the Brooklyn Historical Society is housed in, is a National Historic Landmark and included on the National Register of Historic places.

I visited the Brooklyn Historical Society with my nephew, to see the Home Base exhibit, that all about the Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. They are several hands-on interactive kiosks that are provided for all to view the Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers when they played at Ebbets Field, along with photographs of the players, letters about the move that changed Brooklyn and other memorabilia. There is one kiosk station where visitors can make their own video about the Dodgers at Ebbets Field and upload it. This to my surprise was a learning experience and very informative exhibit for me.

The next exhibit on the 3rd floor entitled Inventing Brooklyn: People, Places and Progress, is truly worth a visit. This Inventing Brooklyn exhibit was created by high school students and delves into the purchase of Brooklyn, how the early Dutch settlers shaped Brooklyn, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, to key Brooklynites today who have contributed their talents to influencing Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Historical Society also offer free guided tours on the BHS' building on a regular basis.

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street (at the corner of Clinton Street)

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Telephone: 718-222-4111

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Wednesday- Friday, 12-5pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 12-5pm

A, C, F or R Train to Jay Street-MetroTech, Brooklyn or 2, 3, 4, or 5 Train to Borough Hall, Brooklyn or R Train to Court Street, Brooklyn.
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Glynnes says:
Thanks for the congratulations and smiles on
my Featured Review, both are welcomed and appreciated;-}
Posted on: Oct 05, 2011
nyprne says:
Congratulations on your feature, Glynnes!
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missandrea81 says:
Congrats on your feature!
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