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Join us this February for a new Handmade History! This month's theme is "In Pursuit of Freedom," and includes a chance to wander our brand new exhibit, Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom. You and your family get a personalized tour of the exhibit and then explore its themes of activism and social justice through a puppetry art project!
In Pursuit of Freedom
Saturday, February 8th
Photo by Willie Davis for Brooklyn Historical Society, 2013
When & Where
Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.
Housed in a magnificent Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights, designed by George Post in 1878, BHS maintains an important collection of historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, paintings, objects, and ephemera dating back to the 17th century. BHS is a long-standing yet modern institution in both outlook and action. We are Brooklyn’s preeminent history center, responsible for preserving and presenting Brooklyn’s history; our collection continues to grow through the acquisition of contemporary and historical works of art, photographs, documents, books, and oral histories.