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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 the future. The Society recognizes the importance for documenting the culture and heritage of Black people statewide, and advocates for saving places to uphold the notion that Washington State history is an essential link in the broader narrative that defines the story of our nation.

Preserving our past ~ Informing our future


Ensuring the Safety of Our Community, Visitors, and Volunteers
Limited Access to the Archive is Back!
BHS Jacqueline E.A. Lawson Resource Center and archive are now open for limited public access. Masks are required as facility protocols are still in place for safety and well-being of staff and visitors.
Visits are by appointment only on Fridays 11:30am-2:30pm.  
INQUIRIES and APPOINTMENTS

Email:  blackheritagesocietywa@gmail.com
Resource Center Message Phone: 206 324-1126 x190
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 28647 Seattle, WA 98118
Physical Address by Appointment: 5933 6th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108

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NOTE: BHS HAS A NEW P. O. BOX ADDRESS
Mail To:
Black Heritage Society
P. O. Box 28647
Seattle, WA 98118

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UPCOMING EVENTS
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Museum of History & Industry
JIMI HENDRIX 80TH BIRTHDAY EXPERIENCE
– Q&A with Janie Hendrix

Event Info Here
Birthday Party fun November 25-27, 2022

*Space is limited, registration is recommended

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WHAT ELSE?



Keystone Giants_SeattleWA_1913_Property of Black Heritage Society of WA State

WA State Black Baseball History
on the walls at
Metier Brewing Company with Seattle Mariners
at Steelheads Alley
~photos provided by BHS, MOHAI, and David Eskenazi collection~
*about the Seattle Steelheads
Thanks Seattle Channel for the shout out on CityStream.
*Watch Here
Cheers!
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History of Jazz on Jackson Street
and Frank Waldron.
The legacy of Frank Waldron
and Seattle jazz history
should never be forgotten.

Wang Doodle Orchestra_Frank Waldron standing 1st on right_Seattle,WA_1915

Wang Doodle Orchestra_Frank Waldron standing 1st on right_SeattleWA_1915

Thank you, Knute Berger at Crosscut/Mossback
~Watch Here~
*BHS holds memorabilia relevant
to Frank Waldron.
Donor, Greg Ruby
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THANK YOU, BLACK FUTURE CO-OP FUND
FOR SEEING BHS

You Honor Us and Support Our Mission.
We are proud to be a recipient of the
2022 We See You Award.


BHS Sees You, Too!
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Soul Pole Returns to Seattle Central Area
following conservation effort.
Community partnership receives the
Historic Seattle
2022 Preserving Neighborhood Character Award



BHS joined Seattle Public Library
to preserve the history of the pole.
Thank you Converge Media for
documenting the partnership and conservation process.
~Watch Here~


ANNUAL HISTORY KEEPER MEMBERSHIP 2022

Purchase Your Membership Now and You’ll Be Current Through 2023!

Renew your membership or become a new member.
You can join now on the website or by mail:
Black Heritage Society
P. O. Box 28647 
Seattle, WA  98118
*Choose BHS as your Amazon Smile non-profit.
Thank you!



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