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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Anderson Island, WA
The Anderson Island Historical Society provides a view of the lifestyle of living on an island in the southern-most part of Puget Sound by preserving local culture, thereby enabling present and future generations to learn about and maintain the heritage of this unique style of living.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Anacortes, WA
Community Focus
Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
Touchet, WA
The AHSGR is the premier global organization for Germans from Russia. Council of Northwest Chapters - Charles Saranto (Blue Mountain Chapter)
Community Focus
Southeast Asia
Location
Tumwater, WA
We are an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Alliance brings together American veterans and their families and the South Vietnamese refugee community. We formed in spring of 2013, primarily to support construction of a joint American and South Vietnamese Vietnam War memorial in Auburn Washington. We also organize and participate in other events and activities to honor Vietnam War war dead and veterans.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

We help one another polish our skills, provide peer review, and create opportunities for public readings and other media venues. Ultimately the group encourages members to publish individually and collectively.

Our stories—triumphs, tragedies, and whatever is within and between the two—are the history of African Americans. We must tell our stories in our words and encourage others to do the same.
Community Focus
African American/Black, North America
Location
Tacoma, WA
As a former soldier who spoke very little about his time as a prisoner of war in the Korean War, William Jones' request to preserve the memory of his time as a Buffalo Soldier is something his family took to heart. Following his death in 2009, his daughter, Jackie Jones-Hook, began formalizing a museum in honor of the all-black regiment of the United States military. In 2012, the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Tacoma opened its doors as a haven for students and members of the community to learn about a piece of history that took place between 1866 and 1944 – and is all-too-often forgotten in the textbooks.

The museum is one of only two of its kind in the country dedicated to honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, the other being the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. Formally called the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum, this nonprofit group educates the public through its vast collection of military artifacts, books, articles and DVDs from Jones' time in the military.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Seattle, WA
The Seattle-Christchurch Sister City Association was founded in 1981 by a group of volunteers seeking to improve the people-to-people connections between Seattle, USA, and Christchurch, New Zealand. The SCSCA builds a valuable international connection through a wide range of activities in Seattle, WA and Christchurch, NZ.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) is a broad based membership which comprises of over 40 executive directors, board presidents and other high level administrators from primarily nonprofit and civil rights organization, government and education.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Gig harbor, WA
Pacific 'Ohana Foundation helps perpetuate, preserve, and protect the rich culture of the Pacific Basin communities and the relationships among them. We honor people’s cultural values to make this a better world for all.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander, East Asia, South Asia, Multicultural, Southeast Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
Explore what it means to survive and thrive in a new culture. Tour the very hotel where countless Asian Pacific immigrants first found a home, a meal and refuge in Seattle. Challenge your perspective on what it means to be, and become, American. Immerse yourself in contemporary Asian Pacific American issues through authentic stories, bold art and community driven exhibits. It's all at The Wing, America's only museum devoted to the Asian Pacific American Experience.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Seattle, WA
Community Focus
East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
The exceptional pioneers who sustained our organization during one of the most difficult periods in US history laid a strong foundation for the work of future generations of Japanese Americans who believe strongly in the principles of justice, equality and fair play.
Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia, North America
Location
Tacoma, WA
The Scandinavian Cultural Center is dedicated to increasing and sharing knowledge of Scandinavian history and culture with the wider community of the Tacoma and South Puget Sound area.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE), funds, facilitates and promotes arts and cultural uses of Warren G. Magnuson Park for the public, serving diverse audiences and forging regional collaborations.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Quilcene, WA
The Quilcene Historical Museum was formed in 1991 and exists to preserve the past history of the local area for future generations. During our open season – April through September – our docent volunteers welcome hundreds of visitors.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Eastsound, WA
The Orcas Island Historical Society’s first museum consisted of artifacts displayed on the front porch of a pioneer family’s home
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Spirit of Africa is a celebration of the music, dance, and culture of Africa.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Spokane Valley, WA
Community Focus
Southeast Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
Tết In Seattle (T-I-S.) organizes the annual Tết Festival, a free celebration event held at the Seattle Center as part of Seattle Center's Festal world cultural program. The Tết Festival celebrates the cultural roots of Vietnamese-Americans through the celebration of Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, by presenting, promoting, and providing hands-on experience in the arts, musics, performances, and foods that are unique to Vietnam.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Lopez Island, WA
The Mission of the Lopez Island Historical Society is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share local history to increase awareness and appreciation of this resource for the benefit of future generations.