Weeksville Heritage Center

158 Buffalo Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11213
718-756-5250
Located in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, WHC is a historic site of great national significance and immediate local impact, with operations and programming that can effectively bridge an historic preservation organization/museum to community education and advocacy efforts in a state of the art performance and cultural center. All of our programs are designed to speak to and engage the African American experience and we constantly look at and evaluate our offerings to ensure they are meeting the needs of our audiences today, which includes the local community, general public and the African American community at large.
70%
Black Community Focus
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Blacks in Key Leadership
80%
Board Members are Black

Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution, is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s first free black communities. Using a contemporary lens, we activate this unique history through the presentation of innovative, vanguard and experimental programs. Weeksville advances its mission through history, preservation, visual and performing arts, ecology and the built environment.

501(c)(3) Status