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Welcome,

The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. was first proposed in 1977 and became incorporated in 1982.  Preserving, collecting and sharing the history of African Americans in Washington State are the priorities that shape the BHS mission.

BHS collections are a protected resource and public asset that archives the past and present to inform future generations. The Society recognizes the importance for documenting the culture and heritage of black people statewide, and upholds the notion that Washington State history is an essential link in the broader narrative that defines the story of our nation.

Our future lies in preserving our past.


Image courtesy of Museum of History & Industry Al Smith, Sr. Photo Collection

Culture de la Biére & Fundraiser Benefit

September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’ll sit down with Jackie, Seattle brewing industry veteran Larry Rock, and Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, culture curator/preservationist and president of the Black Heritage Society, and Liz Garibay, internationally recognized historian/Executive Director of The Brewseum for an open discussion on the African-American contribution to the brewing industry throughout history, as well as the importance of inclusivity in modern beer culture. 

Most importantly, Métier will make a donation to the Black Heritage Society for each pint sold, so make sure to come by, have a beer, and support a great cause!

Métier Brewing    14125 NE 189th St Suite B Woodinville, WA 98072 

                                         


CONTINUING TO HONOR THE LEGACY OF

EDWIN T. PRATT

NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM PRESENTS

PRATT FINE ARTS CENTER – PRATT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

EDWIN T. PRATT:  A Living Legacy

May 9 – August 28, 2019

BHS Pratt Legacy Collection items are on loan for this exhibition.

BHS and Museum of History & Industry

Sunday Hat Parade

with Henrietta Price and Sonia Wooten-Gill

                              Photo:  DeCharlene’s Boutique, Seattle, WA

Sunday, September 15, 2019

1 – 4 pm

Celebrate the tradition of hats in Seattle’s black community with BHS and MOHAI.

Stroll through the museum in your finest hat, take your picture at a photo booth, and enjoy a special one-day-only display of historic hats from the BHS collection. Hear from two local black milliners featured in the Seattle Style: Fashion/Function exhibit, Henrietta Price and Sonia Wooten-Gill.

Disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.
Location: MOHAI   860 Terry Avenue N  Seattle, WA   98109
Cost: Included with museum admission / Free for MOHAI and BHS members