The Conservancy has pledged an $18,500 Emergency Preservation Grant to the Weeksville Heritage Center to fund repairs to a large ramp that is the primary means of access to one of their historic houses.
1708 Bergen Street is one of the four Hunterfly Road houses that remain from when Weeksville was a thriving free black community in the nineteenth century. Today 1708 Bergen Street houses an exhibit about the history of Weeksville and is a vital part of the vibrant historic site. Our grant will enable the house to be open to the public again.
We have a long history of working with Weeksville. One of the founders of the Center, Joan Maynard, sat on the Conservancy’s board. Over the years, the Conservancy has provided nearly $80,000 in grants to restore and maintain the Hunterfly Road Houses.