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Northwest African American Museum

2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144

FREE to all 1st Thursday of each month
Café & Museum Store on premise

The long awaited Northwest African American Museum, opened March 8th 2008 with much fanfare and a star-studded, music filled celebration. Beginning in 1981, the battle to save Coleman School (the sought after home for the museum) from the wrecking ball was a tortuous journey for both supporters and community alike. However, now with the museum as part the Urban League Village, the plans for the development and expansion into a living historical and culture center are now well on their way.

The Museum’s galleries will provide for long term and short term exhibits to show case through visual arts, music, crafts, literature, photos and artifacts the history of the Black American pioneers who settled the Pacific Northwest. The story of the Black American in the Pacific Northwest, both past and present, is one to be told, studied and appreciated by all who live or visit here. This is a museum is one to visit often and watch grow.