Public history exhibitions and projects at the Center for Brooklyn History reveal Brooklyn’s complex, multilayered history and address critical issues that continue to shape the borough today.

Public programming series, educational programs, and collections initiatives are key components of our projects, and additional online resources allow visitors beyond the Greater New York City area to explore these stories.


Past Exhibitions

Brooklyn Resists: Online Exhibition Introduction
June 19, 2021 to September 30, 2021
Chloë Bass: The Parts
May 8, 2021 to September 20, 2021
Waterfront
January 19, 2018 to October 1, 2020
A Queer Look at Brooklyn
May 29, 2019 to May 31, 2020
Food Fit for Kings County: The Culinary History of Brooklyn
September 17, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Brooklyn Connections 2019 Student Projects
June 10, 2019 to September 10, 2019
The Works of Walt Whitman, BPL Exhibition
The Works of Walt Whitman
April 9, 2019 to June 6, 2019
Brooklyn: A New Home, A New Life
May 31, 2018 to May 26, 2019
Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco
Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco
January 7, 2019 to March 29, 2019
Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom
January 15, 2014 to March 24, 2019
The Business of Brooklyn
February 23, 2018 to February 17, 2019
The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park
June 13, 2017 to February 10, 2019
Photograph of Mr. Racioppo by Anna Delany
Larry Racioppo: A Retrospective
September 17, 2018 to December 29, 2018