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Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is a multidimensional museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn. Using a contemporary lens, we activate this unique history through the presentation of innovative, vanguard and experimental programs.

Weeksville Welcomes New Executive Director Tia Powell Harris 

The Board of Directors of Weeksville Heritage Center has voted to appoint Tia Powell Harris as the next Executive Director of Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution. Ms. Harris, who brings more than 20 years of experience creating, directing and promoting arts education and cultural programming for some of the most distinguished institutions in the country, will lead the organization in its efforts to significantly expand its education, programming and research capabilities and elevate its standing as one of the nation’s leading centers for African American history and culture. She will begin her tenure on March 17, 2014.  To read the full press release, please visit the News section.  

Weeksville Celebrates Completion of Its Transformative Education and Cultural Arts Building in Central Brooklyn 

Weeksville’s New Education & Cultural Arts Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on December 11, 2013.  Included are The Weeksville School (PS 243) students and teachers, Dance Africa’s Council of Elders, Caples Jefferson Architects Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson, Pulitzer prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, WHC Board Chair Tim Simons, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin and 36th District City Councilman Robert Cornegy, among others.   To read press release, please visit the News section.  

Weeksville Partners with Brooklyn Historical Society and Irondale for In Pursuit of Freedom Exhibit

Weeksville is proud to partner with Brooklyn Historical Society and Irondale Ensemble Project on the recently opened long-term exhibit - In Pursuit of Freedom - which explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement.  

To learn more, please visit pursuitoffreedom.org.