The Park Place Branch was established as the Black Culture Center at 3506 Colonial Avenue in February 1970, funded by the Model City Library Service Program. When the Park Place Service Multi-service Center opened in 1979, the Black Culture Collection was moved there and renamed Park Place Branch Library. It was one of four such centers funded by Norfolk’s Model City program to decentralize certain city services, making them more convenient to the neighborhoods that they served. A computer lab, funded by a grant from Landmark Communications, opened in 1999. Park Place Branch was completely renovated in 2008.
Legacy of Weyanoke
American Indian Heritage Month Event
- Date: 11/14/2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Location: Park Place Branch Library
620 W. 29th Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
The Legacy of Weyanoke, an a cappella vocal ensemble, shares the “Coming Together” of the black (Africans) and the red (Native Americans), who blended history and culture 394 years ago when the first Africans settled in America in 1619 near the Weyanoke Indian Tribe in Charles City County. Learn the legacy through informal discussion, drumming, dancing and singing.