Brooklyn Historical Society


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. BHS's Othmer Library and Archives houses the most comprehensive collection of materials related to Brooklyn's history and culture in the world. Brooklyn Historical Society connects the past to the present and makes the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, relevant, and meaningful for today's diverse communities, and for generations to come.

How Your Donation Helps

55.9% of your car donation will go toward helping The Brooklyn Historical Society with their project: Museum And Collections.

23.2% will go toward the project: Library.

20.9% will go toward the project: School Programs.



  • Historical site, records or reenactment
  • Library

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1934

Your donations to The Brooklyn Historical Society are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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