This historic museum preserves the history of the free and intentional 19th century African-American community of Weeksville. In addition to tours of the Hunterfly Road houses, there are a variety of events, workshops and classes.
The Whitney maintains one of the world's foremost collections of 20th-century American art. With some 12,000 works, virtually every American artist of significance is represented.
This wood-shingled Dutch Colonial farmhouse, built about 1652, is the oldest home in New York City. It stands on land that is believed to have been purchased in 1636 from the Canarsie Indians by Van Twiller, the first director general of New Netherland. With Dutch ceramic tiles and a period garden, visitors can tour the household of the Dutch settlers in the New World.
Reestablished at the Center for Jewish History in Chelsea in 2000‚ also the home of the YIVO Institute, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute and the American Sephardi Federation‚ the museum mounts exhibitions that explore virtually all aspects of Jewish life and tradition.