SYVILLA FORT: KEEP THE FIRE BURNING
Celebrating the life and legacy of Syvilla Fort.
In-Person Event – Free with suggested $10 donation
Syvilla Fort portrait_artist Al Doggett
_image property of BHS Collections
THE GREEN BOOK: MORE THAN A GUIDE
EVENT PROGRAMMING FEBRUARY 19-21, 2022
FEBRUARY 19 OPENS THE EVENTS AT 11AM
*FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION TO BHS AND MOHAI MEMBERS FOR THIS PROGRAM
The Negro Motorist Green Book_Exhibition
Opening Day: Saturday, March 19, 2022
*exhibit runs through June 22, 2022
SEE DETAILS HERE
Check back at the WSHS website for ticket info to a Special Event on Opening Day.
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom with filmmaker Yoruba Richen
*a special evening with documentarian Ms. Richen. See the film, Q&A, and visit the exhibit.
Community Public Programs will post to both WSHS and BHS for events that coincide with the exhibit throughout its run.
EVENT INFO and REGISTRATION BELOW
Traveling While Black – Washington State Historical Society (washingtonhistory.org)
INTERACTIVE STORY TIME with the NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2002 PRE-RECORDED AIRS at 1pm -FREE
READING: Ruth and The Green Book
*site visit footage from the exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book is incorporated.
Recommended reading from the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibitions.
Ruth and The Green Book is the story of a young Black girl traveling across country to visit relatives. Green Book in hand, the family experiences what it is like to “travel while Black” in Jim Crow America.
ABOUT STORY TIME:
CANDACY TAYLOR, GREEN BOOK SCHOLAR and AUTHOR, OVERGROUND RAILROAD
African American Writers Alliance will open the program with original reading of original responses to Overground Railroad.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402
About the African American Writers Alliance
DON’T FORGET YOUR LUNCH _ART ACTIVITY & HISTORY SHARE
LOCATION: Wa Na Wari 911 24th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022
Drop In 12:00pm – 3:00pm
FREE FAMILY & ALL AGES EVENT
ARTIST: PERRI RHODEN
GREEN BOOK HISTORY SHARE: BHS HISTORIAN
SEE EVENT INFO AT LINK BELOW:
“Don’t Forget Your Lunch” – Washington State Historical Society (washingtonhistory.org)
Unspoken Truths Traveling Exhibition with Delbert Richardson
Public Program: Saturday, June 18 1pm-3pm
Come celebrate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth with Mr. Delbert Richardson as he conducts a special storytelling session in honor of the official emancipation of those enslaved. This program will start with a presentation about the National Award-Winning Unspoken Truths exhibition followed by a special storytelling experience geared towards middle, high school aged students, and adults but open to all. Limited space available, register early.
Admission must be purchased to visit the museum and the program. Please register to the program here to secure your place and then use this link to purchase admission in advance.
*Museum Admission Free to BHS Members
The exhibition will remain at MOHAI through June 21, 2022
PNW African American Quilters at The Dunn Gardens
One-day Exhibition and Garden Event
BHS is a sponsor for PNWAAQ
Tour the exhibit and gardens. PNWAAQ will be on-site.
*ONLINE TICKETS CLOSED – WALK-IN TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE
BECAUSE OF LIMITED PARKING AT THE GARDEN and RESIDENTIAL STREETS, a FREE SHUTTLE IS AVAILABLE FROM THE ST. DUNNSTAN’S CHURCH PARKING LOT
Bring a blanket and pack a lunch to enjoy on the Grand Lawn…music…cold beer and wine.
Metier Brewing, Washington’s first Black owned craft brewery on site. The Dunn Gardens is a beautiful 5+acres historic Olmsted public garden.
LOCATED JUST MINUTES AWAY AT: 722 N 145TH ST SEATTLE, WA *Leaving every 15 minutes
UmojaFest Community Festival – The Soul of Seafair
Location: Judkins Park 2150 S Norman Street Seattle, WA 98144
Celebrating the best of the African American community and African Diaspora culture in the northwest.
Featuring Music, Food, Culture, Vendors, and Family Fun!