Celebrating 100 years of Garfield High School
The Black Heritage Society
Preserving our past ~ Informing our future
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 acknowledges the present to inform future generations. The Society recognizes the importance for documenting the culture and heritage of black people statewide and upholds the notion that Washington State history is an essential link in the broader narrative that defines the story of our nation.