Square and Folk Dance Heritage Center of Washington
N. Freya Spokane, WA 99217 (Map)
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Center is a Museum & Research Center.
historical records and memorabilia for the Square & Folk
Dance Federation of Washington State gathered by members of
the State Federation since its beginning in 1948. It is dedicated
to the documentation and preservation of the history of Square
Dance and five related cultural dance forms; These are Round,
Contra, Line, Heritage and Clogging.
Center was started in September 1979 with a portion of the profits
from the 1979 State Festival presented by its host Mt. Baker
Council. Other funding sources since then have been Memorial
donations, Cash contributions from individuals, Festivals and
Items have been donated by groups and Individuals throughout
Finding a location for Heritage Center required the services
of many dedicated people. For three years, the Federation Past
President's organization looked for a centrally located space
in museums, colleges, square dance halls, and even a trailer
to house and display the historical items.
The Shuffler's Shanty in Kennewick was ultimately chosen because
it was dancer owned and managed. Even then the existence of
the center took the dedicated efforts of many organizations
and persons who have devoted considerable time, labor, expertise
and financial considerations to its being.
Due to space limitations, the Heritage Center was moved in 2004
to is current location at the North Spokane Dance Center in
The Heritage Center is governed by a board of trustees, four
"At large Dancers" and four "Past State Federation
presidents", along with representatives from each of the
current Federation Councils.
It is a place for you, the dancer to appreciate, reminisce and
recall the delights of our National Pastime.
can one expect to find in our Heritage Center?
The History of the Washington Square & Folk Dance
Federation, its current and disbanded Councils and Clubs.
All Square & Folk Dance Federation Meeting minutes.
The State Federation magazines "FOOTNOTES"
which was started in 1950, State Federation Directories, which
is listing all Federated Dance Clubs since 1948.
State Education & Leadership Seminar materials -
including transcripts, booklets, pins, fact sheets of proceedings
since inception in 1969.
Other publications including State Festival programs
and final reports, since 1949.
State Federation Scrapbooks - began in 1948 - include
photos, articles, flyers, clippings and other memorabilia.
Parker, MacGregor, Presidents awards. (Recognition Award
given once a year to individuals)
Honor roles & commemorative plaques honoring state
and local leaders, deceased members and contributors to the
Each of the active Councils has a large glass enclosed
display case in which to show their own unique historical documents
Badges of past and present Clubs, Councils, State Festivals
and State hosted National Conventions.
Some examples of dance attire, festival dress and National
Equipment - old P.A. sets, players, and related items.
Promotional material, trophies & pins
can visit the Heritage Center during any dance at the NSDC Hall.
The Presidents of each club that dances at that hall can provide
access to the Heritage Center. Or, you can contact any of the
Heritage Center Trustees listed below if you wish to visit the
Heritage Center Trustees
Heritage Center Donation Forms
the form to the best of your knowledge and attach a short story
of their life' participation in dance activities and other information.
If available, please include the newspaper obituary and/or a
picture, if available. Information of where to send the form
and make out the check is on the form.
will be sent to the Honoree's Family, assuming information is
provided on the form.
The name of the person honored will be placed on a brass plate
and added to the Memorial Board in the Heritage Center.
Contribution Form Use
this form if you want to donate money directly to
the Heritage Center in your name or the name of a person you
wish to honor.
complete this form and attach a recommended donation of $25. Information
of where to send the form and make out the check is on the form.
will be sent to the Contributor and/or the person you wish to
The name of the person honored will be engraved on a plaque
and posted in the Heritage Center.
Please contact the Heritage Center Secretary as listed on the
before bringing the item(s) to the Heritage Center at above address.
You may also mail the item to: SFDFW Heritage Center - 816 W Francis
Ave #343, Spokane WA 99205