The National Hockey League (NHL) Black Hockey History Tour presented by American Legacy makes a stop at Seattle Center, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, March 8, at the South Lawn of International Fountain. The tour celebrates Black History Month as part of Hockey Is For Everyone, a joint NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) initiative celebrating diversity and inclusion in hockey since 1996.
This uniquely curated mobile museum celebrates today’s hockey stars, while also looking back at the pioneers and trailblazers who helped shape NHL history. Visitors, who enter the packed bus free of charge, learn about some of the biggest moments, milestones and playmakers in hockey.
Museum highlights include:
- Firsts and milestones: an entire wall dedicated to celebrating achievements in Black hockey history including the first Black NHL player, first captain, and first inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
- Every Black player in NHL history: every player in history is represented in the mobile museum, including via a uniquely designed ‘Wall of Pucks.’
- Team locker room: visitors can sit in a stall and take a photo in a NHL locker room customized to Seattle.
This mobile museum has traveled to schools, community rinks and NHL arenas, incorporating unique programming at each stop. Other Seattle area stops include the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle, on March 7; Northgate Elementary School, 11725 1st Ave NE, Seattle, on March 9 and the Matt Griffin YMCA, 3595 S. 188th St., SeaTac, March 10.