These Films Cannot Be Trusted, Part Three: “They Live!”

These Films Cannot Be Trusted, Part Three: “They Live!”

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Our film series concludes with a conspiratorial cult classic. When pro wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper stumbles upon a set of special […]

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These Films Cannot Be Trusted, Part Two: “Three Days of the Condor”

These Films Cannot Be Trusted, Part Two: “Three Days of the Condor”

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In Part Two of this film series, Robert Redford portrays a bookish CIA analyst who finds himself caught up in a deep […]

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Nappy Roots: A History of Black Hair

Nappy Roots: A History of Black Hair

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Brush up on the relationship between hair and African American culture as Lori L. Tharps and Ayana Bird, co-authors of Hair Story: […]

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These Films Cannot Be Trusted, Part One: “The President’s Analyst”

These Films Cannot Be Trusted, Part One: “The President’s Analyst”

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Join us for a film series exploring themes of surveillance, media manipulation, conspiracy, and more! Part One kicks off with The President’s […]

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Book Talk: “Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet”

Book Talk: “Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet”

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Author Will Hunt brings us to the world’s derelict subway stations, sacred caves, nuclear bunkers, and subterranean cities in his book that […]

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Fermented Foods: A Bubbly History and Funky Future

Fermented Foods: A Bubbly History and Funky Future

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Whether in service to preservation, nutrition, or flavor, fermentation has been a key component of many culinary traditions throughout time. We explore […]

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If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk

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Uncover the secret history of your Brooklyn home or block! Join us for a rare visit to our landmarked Othmer Library during […]

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Islam and the Soul of Hip Hop

Islam and the Soul of Hip Hop

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Since its inception, hip hop has drawn inspiration from Muslim communities throughout NYC, including the Nation of Islam, Nation of Gods and […]

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Family Time at BHS DUMBO – Storytelling: Design and make your own book

Family Time at BHS DUMBO – Storytelling: Design and make your own book

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Join us in Waterfront, our new exhibition at Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, for a free family program. Then stay to enjoy the […]

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Getting the History of HIV/AIDS Right

Getting the History of HIV/AIDS Right

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Join us for an evening debunking historical myths about HIV/AIDS in America as we shine a bright light on what we think […]

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