Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History Re-Opens

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the re-opening of the Center for Brooklyn History after three years of renovations. The Center, located at 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) was previously the Brooklyn Historical Society, and before that the Long Island Historical Society (yes, Brooklyn is part of Long Island). Its Queen Anne style building (photo) was designed by George B. Post, whose best known still standing building is the New York Stock Exchange. It was completed in 1881.

The Center has much to offer those interested in local history. The Othmer Library “is a haven for reserch, collections. archives and ephemera on all things Brooklyn.” You may search the Center’s collections here, and it features temporary exhibitions. Its opening exhibition, Brooklyn is …., “celebrates the people and neighborhoods of our diverse, richly textured borough.” You are invited to “add your voice” to the exhibition by posting a photo or memory here.

The Center is open Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and closed Sunday.

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