Tourist in Your Own Town Explores the Landmarked Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights

The incredible Brooklyn Historical Society is housed in a landmarked 1881 building on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. In this video from the excellent Tourist in Your Own Town series from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, watch as host Peg Breen tours the building and highlights some of its more interesting items in its collection.

The Society is housed in an 1881 building designed by architect George B. Post. The National Historic Landmark is noted for its rich terra cotta color and detailing. The landmarked interior library holds an impressive collection of materials, and features elaborately carved woodwork, original furnishings and stained-glass windows.

A major long-term exhibit includes an in-depth look at African American leaders of the borough’s anti-slavery movement. Rotating exhibits include the vibrant history of Prospect Park, rare photographs of author Truman Capote and his Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, and much more.

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