Red Hook Archives


The Red Hook Archives is a collection of maps, photographs and printed materials documenting Red Hook’s rich history and diverse population. Modeled after The Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Historical Society, the archives recently became the dedicated repository for all materials related to the New York Rising Community Reconstruction program, a committee-driven initiative dedicated to neighborhood resiliency. The collection is open to the public by appointment, has been featured in exhibitions, and serves as a continuously evolving resource for the community’s past, present and future.

The Red Hook Archives is a community-sourced project and we invite past and present Red Hook residents and business to be a part of its development. To contribute materials, please contact the gallery to arrange an appointment. Original photographs will be archived in the files or scanned and returned to the owner with the digital image becoming part of the Red Hook Archives. Kentler makes final selections regarding the materials submitted for inclusion in this collection.

Please contact for inquiries or possible submissions.