Founded in 1985, Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Korean Americans through collecting, maintaining, and transmitting the heritage and achievements of Koreans living in the United States and abroad.
Since 1891, we have grown from a single reading room in Pioneer Square to a world-class Library system with 27 locations. Learn more about us, our contributions to the city and how you can support our work.
Enrich the resiliency and vibrancy of individuals and communities through joyful learning, creative cultural expression, and appreciation of folklife
We build, engage, and support our diverse community through programs, services, and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement.
LibroMobile is a literary project in collaboration with Red Salmon Arts initiated by local author Sarah Rafael García and established in Santa Ana, California—it integrates literature, visual exhibits and year-round creative workshops and live readings.
Part research engine and part community catalyst, EarthLab engages public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors in a shared and ongoing conversation that converts knowledge to action. Together, we identify the places where life on our planet is at greatest risk and co-create solutions that make a real impact on people’s lives and livelihoods.
Backed by the proven science and broad expertise at the University of Washington and working alongside our civic partners, we look inward to question, then reach outward to apply. We are expert, nimble and tirelessly driven by our shared vision for tomorrow, which we collectively act on to make real today.
The first meeting of the committee that was to become the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. was held at the home of Esther and Donald Mumford on March 20, 1977. The general purpose was the mutual interest to preserve the history and art of Black people of Washington State.
Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
The Nordic Museum is an internationally recognized museum and cultural center where people of all backgrounds are welcomed to be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Museum is the largest museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Polish Home Association was established in 1918. The Hall is a place for celebration, festivals, meals, meetings, and evolving into new generations. Today, as yesterday, it is a hub of activity and a place for people of Polish nationality and descent to come together and celebrate common ground.
Temple B’nai Torah offers an inclusive home for Reform Jews and interfaith families in a diverse and vibrant community with the mission of Building an Inclusive Sacred Community of Reform Jews.
Islamic, Jewish, Egyptian, Israeli, Persian, Turkish
For All, Jewish
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The Center operates three facilities: a research library, an active artifact collection pertaining to Clallam County, and the historic Lincoln School which is currently being restored. We connect the future, through the present, with the past. Since 1948, the North Olympic History Center (formerly Clallam County Historical Society), has been dedicated to keeping the history of the North Olympic Peninsula alive.
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.
The current Douglass-Truth Branch was expanded and reopened Oct. 14, 2006. The building follows historic preservation guidelines of the original library, which is a city landmark. It has a grand staircase as well as the Soul Pole, a totem pole depicting African-American history given to the Library in 1972 by what was then called the Rotary Boys Club.