Street Address
Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley
175 W. Cedar St.
Sequim, WA 98382
Mailing Address
175 W. Cedar St.
Sequim, WA 98382
phone: 360-681-2257
fax: 360-681-2325
web: www.MuseumandArtsCenter.org
Hours
January - June
Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July - September
Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October - December
Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admissions
Free Admission, Donations accepted
Staff
DJ Bassett, Executive Director
Layton Carr, Special Projects
Reneé Mizar, Publicity Coordinator
Linda Stadtmiller, Art Exhibits

Description

Join us in a walk through the evolving landscapes of the Sequim Dungeness Valley. See glaciers soils, the Manis Mastodon Exhibit, first nation artwork, maritime exhibit, artifacts of agriculture and dairy farms, the Victorian Cowan Room Exhibit, Veteran's Exhibit, as well as the rotating Art Exhibits and the Museum Store. Then continue on to Dungeness School, a Washington State Historical Site, to see the cir. 1900 School Exhibit. Annual events include the delightful Victorian Tea, Holiday Bazaar, Annual Doll, Dollhouse, and Miniature Show & Sale, and the Melodrama held on Lavender Festival weekend. The School is available for event rental. On your return to Sequim, five miles south, see the Captain Morris Home, and Washington Harbor School Site that have yet to be restored. At the DeWitt Administration Building, Researchers are available, by appointment, to assist your requests. The Photo Archives holds over 7,000 historical photos from the Olympic Peninsula. An onsite photo lab can make reprints for you. The Map Collection houses over 200 maps, and the Whatton Library contains many resources for local history research. The Documentary Archives includes many unpublished documents from this area. Our volunteer run organization strives to make your experience a special one. We hope to see you through our doors soon!

History

The dream for a local museum began in 1976 with the Bicentennial Committee members who posed this to the community. A Steering Committee prepared by-laws, policies, and a constitution, as well as exhibit committees. The first artifact storage was in the city jail, and the first exhibit was in the Bank of Sequim. By 1979 the Mayor was cutting the ribbon to the doors of the current exhibit building. There were exhibits on first nation people, the Manis Mastodon, and farming, while paintings by local artists graced the walls. In 1992, the Museum merged with the Peninsulas Cultural Arts center, and in 1998, the DeWitt Building was built to house the administration, photo lab, photo archives, library, and storage facilities. The Museum and Arts Center continues to expand and plans more programs and services in the future, as well as oversee the building of a new exhibit building, starting a new chapter in its mission to "provide opportunities for educating, preserving, and fostering the practice of the arts and history on the Olympic Peninsula".

Artifacts Collections

Paintings
Historical objects
Paleontology
Textiles & costumes
Library
Maps
Documentary Archives
Photo Archives

Research Collections

Geology/mineralogy Textiles & costumes

Educational Programs

History Course offered through Peninsula College in Port Angeles.
Speakers available upon special request in the areas of photography, zoology, and the museum.
Docents training as needed.

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Beacon Newletter, every two months

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible