Join WSHS in our mission to educate and promote the history of the first Arabic-speaking community in the United States. Help us grow our archives with photo and manuscript donations, volunteer for upcoming events, or bring your skills and expertise to help promote the organization and our mission. Have a story to tell? Talk to us about our oral history initiative.
WSHS lists current Arab and Arab American events relevant to the legacy and spirit of the Syrian Colony. Events cited are generally based in New York City and made possible with the generous support of our donors and partners. Keep watch for upcoming walking tours of the Syrian Colony neighborhood.
Washington Street Historical Society depends on donations from the public to fund its work of commemoration and preservation of the legacy of the early Syrian/Lebanese community of New York City. Please give today! WSHS is a 501( c )(3) tax exempt organization. EIN 463951577; NY Charities Bureau Registration Number: 45-36-62.