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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.

Oct
13
Sat
BHS Quarterly Members & Friends Meeting @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BHS Quarterly Members & Friends Meeting

Saturday, October 13, 2018   12:00pm-2:00pm

Location:  Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute/Grand Hall *

Come out to hear about BHS as 1 of 7 organizations selected to participate in a new mentoring program with the National Museum of African American History and Culture…and more!

Our guest is Sharon Nyree Williams, Executive Director at the CD Forum for Arts & Ideas.  Ms. Williams will share information about her organization as an anchor tenant at Langston and their amazing creative visual arts programming.

Members will vote to approve amendments to the Constitution/Bylaws.

Looking forward to seeing all members and friends.

*The Grand Hall is easily accessible on the lower level of the building, southwest door.

 

 

Oct
28
Sun
EXHIBIT & RECEPTION: African American Pioneer Women of the Northwest @ Northwest African American Museum
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibit & Reception: African American Pioneer Women of the Northwest

A project funded by King County 4Culture ~ curated by Pamela Phillips, MA, MS.

*photos courtesy of the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.

 

 

Dec
1
Sat
Call for Artwork_Edwin T. Pratt Legacy Project
Dec 1 2018 @ 12:00 am – Jan 15 2019 @ 11:59 pm

CALL for ARTWORK

Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life: Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century

In partnership with the Black Heritage Society of Washington, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program seeks emerging and established artists in the region with an interest in responding to the legacy and ideas of Edwin Pratt (1930 – 1969), Seattle civil rights pioneer.

Two primary modes of submitting work:

  1. Submit existing work that reflects his legacy or related themes; or
  2. Submit new work that responds directly to the source material. *Artists can access select images from the BHS-Pratt Legacy Collection at the link provided below.

The exhibition will be installed in City Hall Shoreline and the opening will coincide with the 50th anniversary of Pratt’s death.

Deadline for consideration: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  For more information, download the Full Call [PDF]

 

Jan
12
Sat
BHS Pop-Up Exhibit at MOHAI @ Museum of History and Industry
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pop-Up Exhibit Day and Artifacts Share

Up Close:  The War to End All Wars

Cost:  Free to MOHAI members or Included with museum admission

Jan
26
Sat
Art Show Reception_Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life: Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century @ Shoreline City Hall Art Gallery
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Art Show  Opening and Reception

Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life:  Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century

Date & Time:  Saturday, January 26, 2019   6:30pm-8:30pm

Location:  Shoreline City Hall   17500 Midvale Ave N.  Shoreline, WA 98133

The exhibition commemorates the legacy of civil rights activist and Executive Director at the Urban League of  Metropolitan Seattle, Edwin T. Pratt, who was assassinated at his Shoreline home on January 26, 1969.  Artists present their interpretation to the exhibit theme and are inspired by select images from the recently donated Pratt Legacy Collection that was a gift to the Black Heritage Society of Washington State by Miriam Pratt with support from long time family friend, Jean Soliz.  The process to digitize the entire Collection is funded by King County 4Culture and photographed by Ken Winnick.