Brooklyn Historical Society Launches DUMBO Satellite Museum

The Brooklyn Historical Society now has not one but two museums to check out.

A brand new satellite location in DUMBO is now open for visitors.

The inaugural exhibit in the new space features historic photographs of the Brooklyn waterfront, from the industrial docks in Gowanus to the beaches at Coney Island.

It's also situated inside the Empire Stores building, which played its own role in 19th century Brooklyn history.

"This area was called the walled city, because it was just a line of warehouses like this one. This building actually held coffee beans and jute and lindseed oil and all kinds of products from all over the world, and we're going to get to tell those stories in this space," said Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz.

The museum also offers unique views of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Manhattan Bridge and the East River.

The new DUMBO location is open seven days a week.

To learn more, check out brooklynhistory.org.

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