WELCOME TO THE
BLACK HISTORIC SITES SURVEY:
WASHINGTON STATE

Documenting historic sites significant to Black History in Washington State, sponsored by National Park Service (NPS) and Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP)

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Our goal is to conduct extensive research and public outreach in order to achieve the following:
1. Create a  thorough list of Black architects, artists, designers, engineers, or builders with work completed in Washington State.
2. Write extensive biographies on at least five of the identified creators.
3. Identify between 30 and 50 sites associated with these creators for the State of Washington Historic Property Inventory.
4. Nominate two sites associated with significant black creators to the National Historic Register

5. Identify other sites of importance to Washington State's Black History for inclusion on the State of Washington Historic Property Inventory.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Tacoma
    Wed, Sep 28
    Tacoma
    Sep 28, 11:00 AM PDT
    Tacoma, 2316 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
    Review documentation at the Tacoma City Association of Colored Women's Clubs
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  • Vancouver
    Sun, Oct 02
    Vancouver
    Oct 02, 11:00 AM
    Vancouver, Vancouver, WA, USA
    Visiting the cemetery and finding information on the Black funeral home, associated with the Burton Homes, a federal wartime housing project and residence.
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  • Spokane, Washington
    Sun, Oct 16
    Spokane
    Oct 16, 10:00 AM
    Spokane, Spokane, WA, USA
    We are looking forward to hearing from the community in Spokane about any black creators that were important to the community.
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  • Yakima, Washington
    Sun, Nov 06
    Yakima
    Nov 06, 10:00 AM – Dec 11, 11:00 AM
    Yakima, Yakima, WA, USA
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