Sequim Museum & Arts is Sequim's cultural history and art museum. The ALL VOLUNTEER non-profit organization owns and operates three Sequim-facilities—the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, ( 2781 Towne Rd ) Museum & Arts Exhibit Center, ( 175 W Cedar St ) and the Sequim Museum & Arts Administration Center 544 N Sequim Ave.


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    Welcome to Sequim Museum & Arts

175 West Cedar St.
Sequim, WA 98382
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Open from 11-3 pm Wednesday through Saturday
During the 1st Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm
Please come in and visit our ongoing displays



Thank You Sponsors

Sequim Car Show Fundraiser 2018

Thank you everyone who made this year's Car Show & Cruise fundraiser such a huge success. The team of volunteers can't be given enough credit for all their time & expertise.

Bob Stipe,Lourie & Steve Harwood,Gloria, Susan & Bobby Rose,Sharon & Skip Kratzer, Michael of Mobile Music,Bruce Lindquist,Rich Odem,Larry & Linda Perry,Linda & Jim Hindes,Kyler & Audrey, "The interseting Josh",Bob Clark, Amanda Bacon,Rat-Rodders, Amy, Josh Sr & Josh Jr,& Olympic Mt. Cloggers.

Thank you Sponsors:

Sound Bank
Dog House Powder Coating 
A-1 Auto
Jamestown Tribe
game farm


Mobile Music
Bekkevar Logging Inc-Gold
Olympic Ambulance Inc-Gold 
Hermann Bros Logging & Construction- Gold  
Dan Shappie, Farmers Ins Agent-Gold 
A2Z Fencing, Kevin Cassidy- Gold 
Hardy's Market- Gold 
Clallam Cooperative Assn Inc- Gold
Discount Tire- Gold 
Jose's Famous Salsa-Gold
Castell Insurance Inc- Silver 
Kettell's Food Mart & Car Wash 
Quality Inn & Suites-Gift Certificates
Bill's Plumbing- Sanikan Donation
Discount Tire-Gift Certificates
Les Schwab- Gift Certificates 
Judy Reandeau Stipe-Executive Director Sequim Museum & Arts
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Local History Books Available

Lonnie Archibald has released another history book about the amazing truck drivers that kept our Olympic Peninsula moving for decades. "Keep on Truckin" is the follow up to "Gear Jammers & Truck Drivers" released last year. Lonnie comes from a Sequim Pioneer family, attended schools in both Sequim & Forks. After attending Peninsula College & Edison Technical School, Lonnie began his career with Century Telephone Co. in the West End. Married to Marge (Anders), who is also a Sequim Alumni, Lonnie resides in Forks & is the author of 4 local history books. "Keep on Truckin" is on sale at the Sequim Museum & Arts, 175 W. Cedar St. Sequim.

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Old Trucks  Gear Jammers

                                                                                            Lonnie Archibald
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                                                                                       Katherine Vollenweider


        A mammoth find in Sequim

Mammoth Skull

                                                                                          Photo: Burke Museum

The partial skull of a Columbian mammoth was found near Sequim earlier this month and is now undergoing conservation at the Burke Museum. Pictured are the upper teeth.

A partial skull of what’s likely a Columbian mammoth was found along an eroded bluff near Sequim, Washington, earlier this month! Local residents spotted the teeth of the mammoth skull while walking on state Department of Natural Resources land and contacted officials who put them in touch with Burke paleontologists.

Christian Sidor, Burke Museum curator of vertebrate paleontology, and Bruce Crowley, Burke fossil lab manager, went to investigate and help collect the specimen. They found that the largest portion of the fossil—the upper jaw containing two massive teeth—had already come completely out of the bluff where it had resided for thousands of years. However, there were smaller pieces of the fossil still embedded at the base of the bluff.

“The fossil is preserved in rocks that represent a gravelly river bed,” Christian said.  “The animal must have died close to the river, been swept in (or scavenged), and then its skull was eventually buried.” The cobble-like layer of rock and sand surrounding the fossil indicates that it is likely 50,000-100,000 years old.

Columbian mammoths (mammuthus columbi) once roamed from Alaska to Mexico and are the most common species of mammoth fossil found in this part of Washington state—so common, in fact, that the Columbian mammoth is the Washington state fossil. Several other mammoth fossils have been found in the Olympic Peninsula region in recent years are available for study in the Burke’s paleontology collection (you can view the fossils in our online paleontology collections database). 

Now that the fossil is at the Burke, the conservation process has begun! Conservation starts with carefully removing any remaining rock and sediment from the fossil—a fairly simple task given how soft the surrounding land was. However, the step of putting the pieces together likely won’t be as simple.

Mammoth Skull 2

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The back of the skull in the Burke’s fossil prep lab.

While the specimen is at the Burke, Christian hopes to learn more about it. “Analysis of the teeth would allow us to estimate the age of the individual, but based on its size it appears to be an adult,” he said about the find, noting that “each one provides an important piece of data on our region’s natural history.” 

“Vertebrate fossils are important objects that shouldn’t be viewed as trophies,” he stressed. “Bringing the fossil to the attention of the Burke Museum assures that the scientific community can access the data contained within the specimen and that is available to the people of Washington in perpetuity.” 

What’s next for the Sequim mammoth fossil? "Once it is stabilized, documented, and preliminarily studied, the Sequim Museum is interested in displaying the specimen,” Christian said. “My goal is to work with the local museum to get the fossil on display soon.”              


Ross Hamilton is a 45 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 &  2016 Calendar 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.

Boys on the Boat constant contact



     Boys in the Boat Quilt85A





Proud Supporters of the Boys in the Boat

"I had the opportunity to visit the Sequim Museum and Arts Center during my visit to the Lavender Festival. It was fascinating. I had heard about a book called “Boys in the Boat,” but had no sense of the drama and impact of this moving and significant Washington history. The museum showed a video and told the story of one local man and his triumph against adversity that had me cheering and tearing. A great visit - I was so glad I came."
Jennifer Wellman



History Exhibits

The Museum & Arts Center Center, 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim, has several new history exhibits on display.

These include displays of Fire Fighting Equipment, Sequim Police, Logging, maritime instruments and tools, sailing ship models, Aviation & Air strips, Farming equipment, irrigation, "Boys in The Boat" gold medalist winner Joe Rantz from Sequim and S'klallam tribal Longhouse display. The Manis Mastodon exhibit includes a display of a Mastodon tusk and mammoth teeth along with a brief movie showing the excavasion of the local findings.

The Exhibit Center hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Admission is by donation. Call 360-683-8110 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Board Members

Judy Reandeau Stipe-Director 
Hazel Ault-President
Jerry Brownfield -Vice President
Bob Stipe-Treasurer
Bud Knapp- Secretary
Art Rogers- Trustee
Bob Clark- Trustee
Trish Bekkevar- Trustee
Beverly Majors-Trustee 
Dick Cays-Trustee 
Marlin Holden- Trustee
Nancy Goldstien- Bookkeeper




 Sequim Museum & Arts Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at our Administration Center, located at 544 N Sequim Avenue at 8:00am
                                                                   Members & Guests are Welcome

Contact Us

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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