Sojourner Truth Home

Feb
18
Mon
BHS Collections Exhibit at Douglass-Truth Library @ Douglass Truth Branch Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Mar 30 @ 10:00 am

The Black Heritage Society  continues its tribute to Edwin T. Pratt at Douglass Truth Branch Library through the month of March, 2019 with the exhibition, Edwin T. Pratt – Determined Purpose.  In 1969, following the assassination of Mr. Pratt, members of the community made contributions to the African American Literature Collection that was established by the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.  The exhibition shares the original letters written to Mrs. Bettye Pratt from librarian, James A. Welsh that informs her of the purchases that were made in memory of her husband.

Mar
23
Sat
LIBERTY BANK BUILDING RIBBON CUTTING @ Liberty Bank Building
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Liberty Bank Building Ribbon Cutting

TOURS ~ FOOD ~ ENTERTAINMENT

PROGRAM BEGINS PROMPTLY at 11:30AM

The new Liberty Bank Building was built on the site of the first African American owned bank in the Pacific Northwest.  The building provides 115 affordable homes and affordable retail space for three local minority owned businesses.  Join the celebration, meet the team of community leaders that made this project a reality and the local artists who contributed to the creative aesthetic.

 

Apr
6
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

MEETING NOTICE:
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the BGRG monthly meetings are being held via Zoom. Interested? Contact BHS for the meeting link. blackheritagesocietywa@gmail.com

Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy with the experts. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy.
*Meetings will return to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle as soon as gathering is permitted.

Did you know that NAAM has two dedicated computers to support your genealogy research? Access is free.

Apr
15
Mon
WRITE ON! Author Series with Valerie Jarrett @ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WRITE ON! Author Series with Valerie Jarrett

Finding My Voice –  A conversation and book signing event with Ms. Jarrett.

Jarrett served as the senior advisor to President of the United States Barack Obama and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs from 2009 to 2017.

This is a FREE event.

Co-sponsored by the Northwest African American Museum with Elliott Bay Book Company and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

 

 

May
4
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

MEETING NOTICE:
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the BGRG monthly meetings are being held via Zoom. Interested? Contact BHS for the meeting link. blackheritagesocietywa@gmail.com

Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy with the experts. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy.
*Meetings will return to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle as soon as gathering is permitted.

Did you know that NAAM has two dedicated computers to support your genealogy research? Access is free.

Jun
1
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

MEETING NOTICE:
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the BGRG monthly meetings are being held via Zoom. Interested? Contact BHS for the meeting link. blackheritagesocietywa@gmail.com

Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy with the experts. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy.
*Meetings will return to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle as soon as gathering is permitted.

Did you know that NAAM has two dedicated computers to support your genealogy research? Access is free.

Jun
15
Sat
Juneteenth Celebration_Central Area_Pratt Park @ Pratt Park
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Saturday, June 15, 2019 and Sunday, June 16, 2019

Organized by the Central Area Chamber of Commerce

Activities ~ Music ~ Entertainment ~ Vendors ~ Food

 

Jun
22
Sat
BHS Annual Members Meeting_June 22, 2019 @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BHS Annual Members Meeting

~Community Welcome~

Join BHS Board of Directors, members and friends to celebrate another successful year and acknowledge the achievement of BHS co-founder, Jacqueline Lawson for her recent Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History.  There’s much to share.

 Accepting new and renewal memberships to support the effort of maintaining BHS collections and public education.

Refreshments will be served.

 

Jul
6
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

MEETING NOTICE:
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the BGRG monthly meetings are being held via Zoom. Interested? Contact BHS for the meeting link. blackheritagesocietywa@gmail.com

Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy with the experts. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy.
*Meetings will return to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle as soon as gathering is permitted.

Did you know that NAAM has two dedicated computers to support your genealogy research? Access is free.

Aug
3
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

MEETING NOTICE:
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the BGRG monthly meetings are being held via Zoom. Interested? Contact BHS for the meeting link. blackheritagesocietywa@gmail.com

Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy with the experts. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy.
*Meetings will return to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle as soon as gathering is permitted.

Did you know that NAAM has two dedicated computers to support your genealogy research? Access is free.