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The Museum & Arts Center is Sequim's cultural history and art museum. The ALL VOLUNTEER non-profit organization owns and operates three Sequim-based facilities—the historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, Exhibit Center, and DeWitt Administration Center.

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   Welcome to our exhibit Center at 175 West Cedar Street, Sequim, WA

We are open from 11am to 3pm Wednesday thru Saturday & from 5pm-8pm during the 1st Friday Art Walk each month ~ Donations are warmly accepted


This Month

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 Ghost HouseRed Ball Investigations Presents:

 An Audio & Video presentation recorded in the
 Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse & the Sequim Museum
 Artifacts Center.
                4pm Saturday April 25
           Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse
                    2781 Towne Road
                 Museum Members $ 5.00
                    Non Members $ 7.00




  Lonnie mug           New Book Release

 Lonnie Archibald, The author of his new released book, Here on the Home Front WWII in Clallam County. 

Lonnie Archibald is a Beaver resident and freelance photographer whose photos often appear in the Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Forks Forum.

 The book, Archibald's second, recounts Clallam County residents' experiences — from plane spotting to civilian rationing — during World War II. It is based upon interviews Archibald did beginning about a decade ago. He has lived on the West End since 1957.

 Priced at $17.50 (at the Sequim Museum for a short time Only), is expected to be in area  bookstores soon, Archibald said.

Archibald's photographs have appeared not only locally but also in publications in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Alaska, as well as The Associated Press, CNN and Fox News.
Here on the Home Front
He won the 2011 News Photo of the Year award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

A member of the West End Historical Society, Archibald's historical research into the World War II era began in 1996 when he began working with Ron Shearer and the Forks Lions Club to document West End pioneers.

“In Search of a Memory,” a collection of more than 50 video recordings, is available to view at the Forks Timber Museum and the Forks Library.

Archibald's first book, There was a Day: Stories of the Pioneers, was published in 1999.





Ross Hamilton is a 40 year veteran explorer of the Olympic Peninsula and a 50 year student of his art. His long standing pursuit of excellence and accuracy has earned him the respect of those who treasure the beauty of the Olympics. His straightforward style celebrates the beauty of his subjects with little embellishment. For him, the original cannot be improved upon. Though his passions run deep, he lays little claim to artistic achievement, thinking himself to be a 'copy boy' for the Creator's art. Come in and view his new canvasses for sale.



 Drop in and see our newest and permanent exhibit "Boys in the Boat". The story of the 1936 Olympic Games “Gold Medal Winner” Joe Rantz from Sequim.

The Boys in the Boat





Proud Supporters of the Boys in the Boat

Advanta Dental

  Holiday Inn Express and Black Bear Diner

 Make The Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse Stage ADA Accessible




 About this Project

A Vertical Platform Lift is needed to give all audience members access to our staged events at the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse. The Schoolhouse is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is a valuable site for the performing arts and needs to become ADA compliant. 

Currently, the chairlift is capable of three trips upstairs, until the batteries need recharging. The chailift needs replacing & is no longer cost effective to maintain.

The Historic Dungeness School House, opened in 1893.  Sequim is primarily a retirement age community that enjoy the programs, plays, and classes presented on the theater stage.  Accessibility to the second floor is not available to those with disabilities. The vertical platform lift will not only bring the rider to the second floor, but make it wheelchair accessible.

In November Readers Theater +, a local non-profit benefit theater troupe, sponsored a day long variety show benefit consisting of two variety shows to raise funds for the Vertical Platform Lift. The Dungeness Schoolhouse Vertical Platform Lift Benefit raised community awareness of the need for replacement and succeeded in raising an impressive $2,000 toward the project with a one day show which goes directly toward the cost of the lift. An additional $1,200 was donated. Donations continue, and now (April) brings the total $7,700. The cost of the Lift is $22,000. This does not cover permits, inspections & construction.

The cost of the lift and finish construction is estimated at $40,000.  The custodian of this historic treasure, The Sequim Museum & Arts Center, is a small non-profit relying on community support to address this immediate need.

The Schoolhouse is self-sustaining, if we can provide access to all potential audience members, it will guarantee the staged events and classes to continue & keep the Schoolhouse open. 

Support this effort by going to the SUPPORT US  menu and use our DONATE button




A Special Thank You !

Thank you to all that made this Monument a reality.
Thank you Louie Rychlik, Judy Reandeau Stipe, Danny Smith, John & Ryan Dickinson, Larry Klinefelter, Jerry Brownfield, Fudd Rychlik, Dana Davis, John DuQuette, Jim Bekkevar,Bob Stipe, Casey Blake, CPT(ret) Robert Moss, Buck Ellard, Marlin Holden, Eagle & Boy Scouts, Patriot Riders, City of Sequim & all Veterans & their Families.
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Upcoming Events

April 25

Red Ball Investigators will attempt to explain the unexplainable Paranormal activities captured on video at the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse recently. Join us at 4pm to watch and hear the activity captured, and YOU decide if there are Spirits present.

Members $5.00
Non Members $7.00
May 25 thru 31
Student Art Show Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse
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Next Board Meeting May 7, 2015 at 8am
      Museum & Arts Exhibit Center
         175 West Cedar Street
Members & Guests are Welcome

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Museum & Arts Exhibit Center
175 W. Cedar St.
Sequim, WA 98382
Museum & Arts Administration Center
544 North Sequim, Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
Museum & Arts Historic Schoolhouse

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