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Weeksville Heritage Center

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About Us

Weeksville Heritage Center (Weeksville) is a historic site of great national significance. Weeksville is one of the only African American historic sites in the Northeast on its original property. During the 19th century, Weeksville was a vibrant and independent African American community. Weeksville Heritage Center holds a large collection of objects including three historic houses restored to three different time periods, the 1870’s, 1900’s and 1930’s. Our mission is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement. 

Mission Statement

To document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement.

Vision Statement

Weeksville Heritage Center is a premiere cultural institution rooted in the preservation of African American history offering innovative, socially conscious learning experiences in history, art, environment and technology. We are a catalyst for change based on the legacy of the historic Weeksville residents who created a thriving community modeling entrepreneurship, self-sufficiency and creativity.

Weeksville Heritage Center (Weeksville) is a historic site of great national significance. Weeksville is one of the only African American historic sites in the Northeast on its original property. During the 19th century, Weeksville was a…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Family

Location

  • 158 Buffalo Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11213

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Current listings by Weeksville Heritage Center

JobsLocationDate Posted
Preservation ManagerBrooklyn, NYSeptember 27, 2019

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