Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is an atypical historic house museum. We celebrate the history of Weeksville, a free and intentional African American community founded in 1838 in Brooklyn. Weeksville is as dynamic as it was when its founders created it. Our 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. Using a contemporary lens, we activate this unique history through the presentation of innovative, vanguard and experimental programs.