COMING UP AT WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER
Tour bed-stuy's finest brownstones
The Brownstoner's of Bedford-Stuyvesant will be hosting their 39th annual house tour and we are happy to announce that the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses will be a stop on the map!
OCTOBER 21, 2017
11AM - 4PM
SCREEN "MUDBOUND" WITH THE WEEKSVILLE AMBASSADORS
The Weeksville Ambassadors have joined forces with the iSo14Below Film Club and BAM Cinematek to celebrate the fullness of Black cinema through a screening series during our 2017-2018 season. Classics to indie, shorts to international, BAM has been an amazing platform for a breadth of films that tell the African diaspora's story and we cannot wait to bring them to the Weeksville family!
Our kick-off event is a special pre-screening of the Dee Rees' "Mudbound" starring Mary J. Blige, that will also include a Q&A with Rees and the cast. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for Weeksville Ambassadors with a special code. Been thinking about becoming an Ambassador? Here's a perfect opportunity to do so! If you are committed to advancing Weeksville Heritage Center's mission and vision through community engagement and philanthropy (and get great discounts), join us.
OCTOBER 24, 2017
Listen to your neighbors' genealogy stories
Participants of The Legacy Project's geneology and DNA ancestry testing workshop will gather to recollect their journey of recovering familial history and heritage. Audience members have the opportunity to interview the workshop participants by posing questions pertaining to memories around kinship, location, and experience within the community of Central Brooklyn. We will fellowship over a delicious meal prepared by Tantz Catering.
October 25, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
THNK BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES RACIST MEDICAL PRACTICES
From Sarah Baartman to The Tuskegee Experiment, the black body has always suffered at the hand of the medical industry. Join THNK Book Club as they gather to talk about Harriet A. Washington's "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present".
OCTOBER 25, 2017
7PM - 9PM
The Legacy project explores the written word
The Archival Text is a conceptual framework that describes the intersection of creative writing and historical documentation. During this event, we'll interpret and engage this concept through writing workshops, intergenerational conversations, a special workshop for teens, and a guided tour of WHC’s Hunterfly Road Houses.
We have a special workshop, "Magic & Memory: The Writer as Civil War Witness", for teens led by Two-time Weeksville Heritage Center writer-in-residence Zetta Elliott.