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Mission Statement

The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of materials relating to the history and culture of African-Americans in the State of Washington.

To fulfill its mission, the Society:

  • Solicits, collects, and preserves family and organization memorabilia.
  • Prepares and presents exhibits for local special events
  • Recognizes, annually, African-American pioneers in their fields of endeavor


Vision Statement

BHS is a premier resource that educates, shares and collaborates with all communities to uphold the contributions of people of African descent to Washington State history.