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Apr
8
Sat
NAAM Exhibition – Daniel Minter: Carvings
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm

https://www.naamnw.org/exhibits/

BHS Board of Director’s Meeting @ Central Area Senior Center
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
13
Sat
Annual General Membership Meeting @ Central Area Senior Center
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jun
10
Sat
BHS Board of Director’s Meeting @ Central Area Senior Center
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jun
17
Sat
Jimi Hendrix Park Grand Opening Celebration @ Jimi Hendrix Park
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Long awaited grand opening celebration for Jimi Hendrix Park.  A community event with all day music, activities, give-aways, food trucks and NAAM admission is “pay what you can”.

Wansley will MC, performance includes Ayron Jones, Peace & Red Velvet, Grace Love, Youth Speaks…and more.

www.jimihendrixparkfoundation.org

Sep
3
Sun
ROOTS 45th Annual Celebration @ Jimi Hendrix Park
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

ROOTS is an acronym for Relatives of Old Timers.  The 45th Annual ROOTS Celebration is a daylong event inviting the community to join in festivities to celebrate the history and culture of African Americans, past and present, who contributed to the vitality of our City.  The Celebration is a picnic venue with activities including music/dance/honors/intergenerational activities/senior’s free lunch.  For the first time, a second stage will be hosted as an open mic and karaoke opportunity.  Sponsors include NW Black Pioneers, Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), Black Heritage Society of WA State, Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Parks & Recreation and a host of community organizations.  NAAM is adjacent to Jimi Hendrix Park and will provide free public tours.

Oct
14
Sat
BHS ~ OCTOBER 2017 MEMBERS & FRIENDS GENERAL MEETING @ Central Area Senior Center
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

JOIN BHS on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 for a QUARTERLY MEMBERS and FRIENDS MEETING

The Board of Directors will share what’s new at BHS with partnerships, outreach and Collections.  The program will include guests from Centralia, WA who are leading the 200th Birthday Celebration for its founder, a free black man, George Washington.  Esther Mumford, local historian/author will share comments on her research of Mr. Washington.  Also on the program are guests from the Museum of History & Industry to give an update for Seattle on the Spot:  The Photographs of Al Smith exhibition, opening on November 18, 2017.  A brief overview of BHS involvement at the 2017 Association of African American Museum’s Conference that was co-hosted this August by the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC.

~Light Refreshments             ~Renew or Become a Member

Nov
1
Wed
Community Conversation – Ragtime Pre Performance at the 5th Ave Theatre @ 5th Ave Theatre
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

SYNCOPATED CLASSIC:  THE LEGACY OF FRANK D. WALDRON

BHS partners with the 5th Ave Theatre to welcome Seattle Guitarist and composer Greg Ruby to present the music and life of Seattle Jazz pioneer, Frank D. Waldron (1890-1955).  Waldron never became as famous as his star students Quincy Jones or Buddy Catlett but Waldron’s presence reaches back to the earliest days of jazz in Seattle. In 1907, he set up shop at 1242 Jackson Street near the epicenter of Seattle’s burgeoning jazz district. Come out to the Ragtime pre performance Community Conversation at the 5th Ave Theatre – Studio E to learn more.

~ Black History is More Than a Month~

*This is a FREE PUBLIC EVENT.   If you want to attend a performance of Ragtime, the 5th Ave is offering a 20% discount on tickets if you buy online using the special code:  NAAM

How to Find Studio E at the 5th Ave Theatre:

  • Look for the street-level, outdoor staircase located directly beneath the theater marquee. Signs and volunteers will be on hand to direct you to Studio E.
Jan
20
Sat
BHS General Members & Friends Meeting @ Northwest African American Museum
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join BHS for its first General Members & Friends Meeting of 2018.  Special Guests are Chief of Police, Carmen Best and BHS will introduce you to the new NAAM/ Executive Director, LaNesha DeBardelaben.  Also on the program is a short presentation by Leschi Elementary School students that shares the history and bicentennial celebration for George Washington, the African American founder of Centralia, WA.

Become a member at this meeting and your membership will extend through June, 2019.

 

Sep
2
Sun
ROOTS 46th Annual Celebration @ Jimi Hendrix Park
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

ROOTS (Relatives Of Old Timers)

46th Annual Picnic Celebration

Sunday, September 2, 2018    10am-6pm  at Jimi Hendrix Park

2400 S. Massachusetts Street  Seattle, WA  98144  ~  Free Event

Adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle’s Central Area there is all day entertainment, activities, community awards, drawings and museum entry.  Bring a picnic lunch and join the Labor Day weekend fun with friends and family. Community org’s present to share info.