UPCOMING EVENTS AT WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER
WEEKSVILLE WEEKENDS RETURNS on february 11th!
After a brief hiatus for the holidays, Weeksville Weekends is back!
We are so happy to bring back this monthly event, happening every second Saturday, opening our doors to all for a full day of free events. February will be our most exciting yet as we launch a very exciting project, Weeksville: Transforming Community/In Pursuit Of Freedom, a thought provoking, collection-based exhibition that explores the origins of one of the first free black communities in the country.
Weeksville: Transforming Community/In Pursuit Of Freedom will encourage guests to make discoveries and establish their own meaning about the significance of the pursuit of equity and social justice in America. Visitors can study never before seen artifacts from the Weeksville collections, traverse the landscape and wider campus, tour the historic Hunterfly Road houses, and explore, reflect and share their findings and thoughts about their community - past, present and future.
The opening will be accompanied by tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses, a screening of “Digging For Black Pride” which chronicles the community centered archaeological dig of 1968, a family arts workshop, and BRIC’s “Black TV Matters”, a screening of community produced shorts that portray various facets of Black American life.
Education as Community Building: A Listening Session & Discussion
Weeksville Heritage Center and Brooklyn Historical Society hosts Voices of Crown Heights, an event featuring deep listening and discussion about educational experiences in the community. In this listening session, participants will hear oral history selections centered on education, at all levels, collected by Weeksville Heritage Center. These oral history clips chronicle coming of age in Crown Heights from the 1950s to the present, highlighting experiences as students, teachers, and school staff, and the centrality of formal and informal education in the foundation of community. Guided by these clips, participants will explore, though intergenerational dialogue, the pressing issues that have shaped education and community life over time, including demographic change and gentrification, electoral politics, community activism, and more. All ages are welcome.