Tourist In Your Own Town

Tourist In Your Own Town # 7 - Weeksville Heritage Center

We are very pleased to present the seventh installment of our video series encouraging New Yorkers and visitors alike to discover the rich abundance of remarkable landmarks that surround us each and every day.

This month we celebrate Black History Month by visiting the landmark Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Weeksville represents a community built by and for free African Americans in the 19th Century. Tours are available year-round, and we recommend learning about this extraordinary story and seeing the national landmark buildings that for years remained hidden away, waiting to be rediscovered. Thank you to Executive Director Pamela Green and her staff at Weeksville.

In 2014, Weeksville opened a new 18,000 square-foot education and cultural arts building designed by Caples Jefferson Architects. The building features state-of-the-art exhibition, performance and educational facilities.

Tourist In Your Own Town # 7 - Weeksville Heritage Center from New York Landmarks Conservancy on Vimeo.

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Through our financial and technical programs and our advocacy, the Conservancy works to preserve New York’s exceptional architectural legacy – the iconic buildings and historic neighborhoods – that define this vibrant and extraordinary City.