Choose Between Two Options
$30 for a one-year family membership for two adults and their children (a $70 value)
- Unlimited admission to exhibit galleries and the Othmer Library
- Invitations to exhibition openings and previews
- Discount on special-event rentals<p>
$220 for a one-year Community Leader membership (a $550 value). The Community Leader membership includes all the perks of the family membership, as well as:
- Four guest passes
- A guide to Brooklyn’s neighborhoods
- The Zagat New York City Restaurants Guide
- Invitations to Inner Circle events
- A gallery tour with a BHS curator
- An invitation to a cocktail party with the BHS president<p>
For more information, see the memberships page. <p>
Brooklyn Historical Society
One of the Brooklyn Historical Society’s current exhibitions, “Inventing Brooklyn: People, Places, Progress,” traces the forces that transformed the area from its Native American origins to its present state as a thriving metropolis. That exhibit reflects the society as a whole, which was founded in 1863 to celebrate Brooklyn’s history and evolution. The museum also houses exhibits that extend beyond pure history, such as “Say Cheese! Portraits to Pics,” a record of family portraiture that includes vintage daguerreotypes, detailed Etch-a-Sketches from the 1960's, and modern digital snapshots.
To complement the exhibits, the society also runs the Othmer library, a nationally recognized research library with archives of local photography, manuscripts, and oral histories from more than 300 narrators, many of which focus on specific themes such as Brooklyn Navy Yard Workers or the Williamsburg Giglio Festival. The society’s staff also takes their expertise out into the community to helm walking tours that criss-cross the borough, host off-site exhibits, and work extensively in local schools.