The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), is offering guided tours of its historic building, completed in 1881 and designed by architect George B. Post, whose other commissions include the New York Stock Exchange and the Wisconsin State Capitol. In addition to the architecture, the tour will reveal the “hidden history” of the BHS and its museum. The tours are free with museum admission, which is $6 fSor adults; $4 for seniors (62 and 0ver), teachers, and students; and free for BHS members and children under 12. The first tour will be this Sunday, July 10, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Subsequent tours will be on Sunday, July 24 and Saturday, July 30, starting at the same time.
BHS is about to undertake a major renovation of the main and ground floors of the building, which will restore to use the beautifully tiled main entrance and expand gallery and function space. The society and museum will remain open during this renovation.