The Brownsville Brooklyn Heritage House is a library and multicultural center. The center is located on the second floor of the historic Stone Ave branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. This site was home to the country’s first childrens library.
Brownsville Heritage House was founded by Mother Rosetta Gaston. Mother Gaston actually began her venture in her home, at the time the center was called the Childrens Cultural Corner. It was there in her home that many learned of the vast contributions of Africans and African American to the American experience. As her mission grew and the need for space arose the center was moved to the second floor of the library in March of 1981. Unfortunately Mother Gaston passed away two months prior to the center’s grand opening. Yet her vision and work continues. At the Heritage House you can engage in the study of African American life and history through various mediums as art, lectures, debate, dance and poetry.
As we enter into the month of February which is African American History month lets visit those hidden gems in our Brooklyn neighborhoods that are great resources of history.
Brownsville Heritage House
581 Mother Gaston Blvd 2nd flr
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