The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley is Sequim's cultural history and art museum. The organization owns and operates Four Sequim-based facilities - the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, Exhibit Center, Museum & Arts Administration Center and our New Cowan Complex.
Rotating local history and featured art exhibits are on display in the Exhibit Center 175 W. Cedar St. The Exhibit Center also houses the Museum Store, which features largely locally-produced gift items available for purchase. The building is a former the Sequim Post Office, and was dedicated May 10, 1979. Phone: 360-683-8110.
The Cowan Complex Center, 544 N Sequim Ave (Opening in July 2019)
Our organization began in 1976 with an idea on behalf of local Bicentennial Committee members to create a community museum. A Steering Committee prepared by-laws, policies, and created an exhibit committee, and by 1977, the city jail was being used as our first artifact storage area with exhibits going up in loaned spaces throughout Sequim. By 1979, Mayor Oliver Hamilton was cutting the ribbon to the doors of our Exhibit Center. In 1992, the then-named Sequim-Dungeness Museum merged with the Peninsula Cultural Arts Center to become the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. In 1995, our organization grew further by acquiring the historical Dungeness Schoolhouse, which we own and operate as a rentable venue for community use.
The Museum & Arts Center is governed by a Board of Trustees. A President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer form the Executive Committee. An Advisory Council assists the Board members in decision making matters and are non voting members.
Executive Director Volunteer- Judy Reandeau Stipe
President - Hazel Ault
Vice President -Jerry Brownfield
Secretary - Bud Knapp
Treasurer - Bob Stipe
The Museum & Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and funded by donations, bequests, membership dues, fundraising events, the Museum Store, Dungeness Schoolhouse rental and grant funding.
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The Museum & Arts Center is Non-Profit 501(c)(3) all Volunteer. Federal Tax ID 94-3168483