Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn Historical Society information
Housed in an 1881 Queen –style landmark building (a gem in itself, with striking terra-cotta details on the facade), this library and museum is devoted to all things Brooklyn. Its priceless collection contains a rare 1770 map of New York City and a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Be sure to check out the vintage library, with its original black ash balcony from the 19th century. The society organizes regular exhibitions and neighborhood walks. Check the website for details.