weeksville heritage center
- Interdisciplinary team effort
- National Historic Site
- Community involvement
- Multi agency commitments
The Weeksville Heritage Center is one of the most significant historic sites in the New York tri-state region, celebrating the second largest known African American community in pre-Civil War America. Founded by James Weeks in 1838, Weeksville thrived until early 20th Century. Then for half a century the remains of Weeksville lay hidden by burgeoning urbanization of central Brooklyn, until a group of community activists led by historian Joan Maynard rediscovered the only remaining origins of Weeksville. Landair worked closed in tandem with the staff and Board of Weeksville, and interdisciplinary team of professionals, and multiple public agencies to restore the historic Hunterfly Road Houses and transform and 9 acre site into a 21st Century cultural destination. Landair's principal also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for six years.