We are Weeksville Proud!!
Our Weeksville Museum pays homage to the legacy of the ancestors that lived right here in this community, Weeksville! Weeksville was a prominent, self sustaining, free black community that housed professionals, farms, businesses and churches. The black Americans who lived here defined themselves through political and economic interactions. The children of P.S. 243 learn about this history and the onsite museum helps them respect and feel amazed by this rich past. Our goals include:
ongoing student led tours
educating students and parents through storytelling, author studies and project based learning
maintaining our partnership with the Weeksville Heritage Center.
Our 5th grade students are trained by Ms. Alexander, the curator. They are responsible for the upkeep of the museum and give guided tours to our guests.
Featured highlights include student, parent, staff, as well as community-created projects. They range from hand-crafted quilts, published books, catalogs and pamphlets. Antique furnishings serve as a background to the numerous paintings and vintage musical instruments.