Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO


55 Water Street, Second Floor


Step back in history! Waterfront is an exhibition and multimedia experience for all ages that brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems. Waterfront is on view at BHS’s second location in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Empire Stores.

Waterfront traces a personal, local history of the borough’s waterfront while also revealing the coastline’s global significance. The exhibition engages with important debates about the shoreline’s future by taking on the waterfront’s most pressing contemporary topics including sea level rise and gentrification.

About the Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO

Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO is the second location of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Located in the Empire Stores building, BHS DUMBO continues our 155-year legacy of telling Brooklyn’s story.

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