Take a tour of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses. During this inquiry and object-based tour, students get a glimpse of daily life in 19th and early 20th century Weeksville. They learn about the types of employment available, family life, institutions that were founded and how Weeksville residents lived as a community. This tour includes all three Historic Hunterfly Road Houses, which represent three significant time periods: the 1870s, early 1900s, and the 1930s.
*Note: Groups of 20 may be spilt between tour educators.
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.
History, Civil War, Slavery, 19th Century, African American History
30 students, 1 chaperone per 3 students
K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
$6.00 per Person for School Group