The Animals of Weeksville & General Historic House Tour


150 years ago, these houses were located in a rural, agricultural setting—NOT the urban setting they are in today. If we were standing here in 1850, we wouldn’t see apartment buildings, buses, cars or bodegas. We’d see forests, swamps, stables, horses, chickens and a few houses with gardens. In this workshop each student will choose an animal that they learned lived in Weeksville in and create an animal mask using scissors, paper, tape, glue, and other recyclable materials.

Offered At

Weeksville Heritage Center

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, Animals, Arts


30 students, 1 chaperone per 3 students


90 min.


Field Trip


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary, Adult

Price Options

$12.00 per Person for School Group