What does it mean to be African American in the Pacific Northwest? It is a beautiful range of colors and hues, a diversity of experiences and locations. African Americans come from a variety of countries of origin, both known and unknown representing an assortment of religions, a staggering array of occupations, a multitude of co-workers, neighbors, friends and families, and an ever evolving community that continues to shape and reshape the human experience in the Pacific Northwest region. The Northwest African American Museum invites you to explore this continually changing story, for it is yours, it is mine, it is all of ours. The Northwest African American Museum presents exhibits and programs that feature historic and contemporary narratives that include the visual arts, crafts, music, literary and culinary culture of African Americans in the Northwest as it has developed from the 1840s to the present.