Marabou wants to make sure you know that Weeksville Heritage Center, in celebration of Black History Month, will be open every Saturday in February. In addition to their usual schedule of public tours from Tuesday-Thursday at 3:00pm, they will be offering tours on Saturdays at 12:30, 2:00 & 3:30 PM. This is a great opportunity (especially for those working during the week) to take a tour of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses. While you’re there, check out COLLAPSE: The Black Wall Street Study by artist Damien Davis.
Weeksville was a free Black community started in 1838 in what is now known as Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. Weeksville Heritage Center’s mission “is to 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. Using a contemporary lens, we activate this unique history through the presentation of innovative, vanguard and experimental programs.”
Go to weeksvillesociety.org to learn more.