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
BHS Jacqueline E.A. Lawson Resource Center and archive are closed to the public as part of the facility protocols in response to the coronavirus. For the safety and well-being of our visitors in-person research is on-hold. The collections team is still responding to inquires and requests. Until the time when we can resume visitor services, continue to visit the website, sign up for the E-News, and
Office: (206) 324-1126 x190
SYVILLA FORT: KEEP THE FIRE BURNING
Tuesday, January 25 at MOHAI
Taking all precautions for this public gathering.
We’ll pay tribute at a later date. Stay tuned.
Black History Month with BHS at MOHAI
SAVE THE DATE
President’s Day Weekend – February 19-21, 2022
Opening Program: February 19 at 11:00AM
The Green Book: More Than A Guide