Join Epicenter Friday, Feb. 23, for a tour of the Weeksville Heritage Center. Photo: Epicgenius

Exciting news! Next Friday, Feb. 23rd from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Epicenter-NYC and the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State are hosting a tour of the Weeksville Heritage Center. This site is located in central Brooklyn and was once home to one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America.

This is a free event for Epicenter members, however, non-members can purchase tickets for $10

If you’re an Epicenter member, request a ticket by sending a note to

If you’re not already an Epicenter member, you can sign up to be one here for as little as $5 per month. Our membership program includes tours, workshops, events, and more.

If you’re experiencing hardship or would like to be considered for a complimentary ticket, please let us know.

📅  Date: Fri, Feb 23, 2024

🕕  Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

📍 Location: Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11213

Our event begins with an informative session with two distinguished speakers. Erica Harper, the vice president of learning and engagement at Weeksville, will share invaluable insights into the center’s mission and ongoing initiatives. Joining her is Peter Bunten, representing the Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project and serving as the vice president of the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State. Together, they will provide deeper context and perspectives on the historical significance of Weeksville and its enduring legacy.

Following the discussion, enjoy a captivating tour of the center, where you’ll immerse yourself in the stories of resilience and triumph of the individuals who shaped this community. Explore the beautifully restored historic houses, exhibitions, and gardens that testify to Weeksville’s rich heritage. Weekville’s knowledgeable guides will accompany you on this journey through time, offering meaningful reflections on the past and the present.

Here’s the schedule:

2:00 p.m. – Presentation by Erica Harper of Weeksville Heritage Center, and Peter Bunten of the Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project

3:00 p.m. – Guided tour of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses at the Weeksville Heritage Center

4:30 p.m. – Post-Tour Q&A

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