UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Who will tell your story?
Learn more about our free interactive workshops on preserving the historical and cultural record of our ethnic communities. Join us for any or all of the programs below.

JULY 25, 2020 We Are History Keepers Virtual Workshop
10:00 am to noon on Zoom!


View the Program Schedule

A special invitation is extended to the ethnic communities and historical organizations of the Bellevue areas, where the Crossroads Community Center on-site workshop was originally scheduled. 

Interactive sessions will be led by UW archivists and librarians on organizing and preserving paper archives, digital text and image files, and audiovisual media. 

The workshop is FREE and open to all!
Registration is required and space is limited!  
A Zoom link will be provided to each registrant.
Virtual “Doors” open at 9:30 am. Program begins at 10:00 am.

SEPTEMBER 12 2020
We Are History Keepers Virtual Workshop
10:00 am to noon on Zoom!
Register here!

Sessions will cover:
Researching local and family history.
Conducting oral histories.
Digitizing and scanning materials.
Organizing and preserving papers and records.


The workshop is FREE and open to all!
Registration is required and space is limited!  
A Zoom link will be provided to each registrant two days before the workshop.
Virtual “Doors” open at 9:30 am. Program begins at 10:00 am.

NOVEMBER 7, 2020 – 4th Annual Kent We Are History Keepers Workshop – This year on Zoom!
Local hosts are the Greater Kent Historical Society of Kent Washington

FEBRUARY 2021 – Everett, Washington – Tentative Program
We Are History Keepers Workshop

Contact us to co-sponsor!

Slavonian Hall in Tacoma! March 2021 (date to be announced soon!)

Free Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical Records of Your Ethnic Community, Organizations, and Families.
Sessions by University of Washington Archivists and Librarians.
Featuring a special session on Croatians in Washington State.

Slavonian Hall – 2306 N. 30th Street, Tacoma, Washington

Traditional Croatian lunch available for $15 cash donation at the door
Reserve lunch with your RSVP

Sponsored by
Slavonian American Benevolent Society
Heritage League of Pierce County
Washington State Historical Society
Ethnic Heritage Council
University of Washington Libraries
4 Culture

We Are History Keepers! Empowers all communities to tell their stories. Builds excitement for community history. Teaches new generations about the value of community archives. Explores what the community record is and how it’s formed and collected. Connects communities with local archives. Develops new models of collaborative archiving. Teaches us how we can support communities to be history keepers!

The University of Washington Libraries and the Ethnic Heritage Council have partnered to create We Are History Keepers!  – an ongoing series of workshops on archiving the cultural and historical records of ethnic communities and families in the Pacific Northwest. The free, day-long workshops are hosted in communities around the Puget Sound in collaboration with local ethnic and historical associations.  Workshop sessions are led by archivists and information specialists from the University of Washington Libraries and other organizations who teach best practices and help build skills related to preserving historical records.

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Explore this website to learn about past workshops as well as upcoming events.

Workshops are always free and open to the public and pre-registration is encouraged so that we can meet your needs.

Contact us!

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Participants at the Kent, Washington History Keepers workshop in 2017. Exhibit on Chinese Expulsion and impacts on Chinese American history and culture.

We Are History Keepers is a collaboration between the University of Washington Libraries, the Ethnic Heritage Council, and regional community organizations. Partial funding is provided by 4Culture.

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