Passport Home: Weeksville Heritage Center @ BCM

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February 10, 2018 through February 22, 2018

Feb 10 and 22. See website for times.

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Crown Heights

All Ages

$11; free for children younger than 1

Event description:

What makes a house? What makes a home? Join Weeksville Heritage Center and Brooklyn Children’s Museum as we travel back in time and discover the rich history of Weeksville, one of America’s many free black communities founded before national emancipation. Explore themes of housing and home during our two day event which invites families to find and record history through archaeological workshops, art-based activities, interactive collections-based programming, and a musical performance.

Beginning February 10th  at the Brooklyn Children's Museum at "Find,” participants will start at the children’s museum with hands-on archeology, art making, and collection objects interactives. They will then move to Weeksville, were they will tour historical homes, make art and close out the day with a jazz concert.

On February 22nd at the Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Bufflaso Ave., Bedford Stuyvesant) at “Record," participants will start at the children’s museum to learn how history is recorded through oral history activities and art making, and will then move to Weeksville to tour historical homes, write stories in their own newspapers and make historical hats.


Address: 145 Brooklyn Ave.
Crown Heights, NY 11213
Phone: 718-735-4400

About Brooklyn Children's Museum

The mission of Brooklyn Children’s Museum is to engage children in educational and entertaining experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, programs, and use of its collection. 

The Museum encourages children from infancy through high school to develop an understanding of and respect for themselves, others and the world around them. 

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