WSU Culture and Heritage Houses

Culture and Heritage Houses Day Use Policies

Asian Pacific American Cultural House (905 C Street)

Casa Latina (955 B Street)

Native American Cultural House (975 B Street)

Talmadge Anderson Heritage House (935 B Street)

To promote diversity and inclusion, Washington State University acquired a group of historic homes on the edge of the Pullman campus and created the Culture and Heritage Houses.  Constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, the buildings were once the homes for WSU faculty and feature all brick construction, hardwood floors, and fireplaces.  The Houses are devoted to promoting community and diversity.  They include collections of art, books, and cultural items related to African/African Americans, Chicano/Latinos, Asian American/Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans.  The structures also provide spaces for gathering, learning, and building community.  The Culture and Heritage Houses have hosted the ribbon cutting for the Pullman Historic District, cultural celebrations, welcome picnics, department socials, and more.

Goals:

  1. Assist in the development of multicultural learning communities in the College Hill neighborhood and beyond

  2. Preserve and promote learning and appreciation of America’s diverse communities, specifically the culture and history of African Americans, Asian American/Pacific Islanders, Chicano/Latinos, and Native Americans

  3. Provide a comfortable gathering space that encourages community building and intercultural understanding

  4. Support the research, teaching, and service mission of Washington State University

 

The Culture and Heritage Houses are open for use by the WSU community and the Pullman Community at large. They are available for little or no charge, and therefore we appreciate cooperation with the following guidelines. Failure to follow Culture and Heritage Houses policies may result in an additional cleaning charge and the rejection of future reservations.