Weeksville Heritage Center Needs Our Help!


Bed-Stuy, don’t forget your past! The Weeksville Heritage Center has the opportunity to win a major grant, but you have to vote!

Vote for Weeksville once a day everyday at

www.PartnersinPreservation.com

from April 26 – May 21

The Hunterfly Road Houses, dating from 1840 – 1880s, are original domestic structures of the historic Weeksville community.

“We hope that our community will rally behind Weeksville and vote for us as their favorite historic place in the city,” said Executive Director Pamela Green. “Winning this contest would enable our organization to restore our existing c. 1930 shed structure for an environmental and food-growing museum exhibit and program space and recreate a root cellar­–a historic feature since removed–in the existing c. 1870 house.”

 For those of you who don’t know, Weeksville Heritage Center mission is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement.

Partners in Preservation was created to help educate New Yorkers about the importance of historic sites throughout the city. By winning the PIP contest, running April 26-May 21, 2012, Weeksville has the opportunity to receive a grant for a historic restoration.

Click here to vote for Weeksville! You can vote everyday, once a day for Weeksville!

Vote and Participate!
DanceAfrica Pre-Opening Ceremony
at Weeksville Heritage Center
Sat, May 19, 2012 at 10am
Acknowledgement of ancestors is an integral component of DanceAfrica. The festival begins at the historic Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn with music, dance, and the Council of Elders performing libation ceremonies to honor those who have passed on to the ancestral grounds.
Historic Hunterfly Road Houses
1698 Bergen St, Brooklyn
Free!

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