The newly-formed Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) is an exciting collaboration between Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Public Library, combining materials collected over the past 157 years with BPL’s Brooklyn Collection and becoming the most expansive catalogue of Brooklyn history in the world.
CBH is housed at 128 Pierrepont Street, in the magnificent landmark building designed by George B. Post that was home to Brooklyn Historical Society, and the Long Island Historical Society before it, for nearly 140 years. CBH will democratize access to Brooklyn’s history and be dedicated to expanding and diversifying representation of the history of the borough by unifying resources and expertise, and broadening reach and impact. CBH hosts weekly programs, both virtual and in-person, including author talks.