Long before Europeans had even imagined that the Olympic Peninsula existed, the S’Klallam occupied a territory that encompassed most of the Olympic Peninsula from Clallam Bay to the mouth of the Hood Canal. The village of Suxtcikwi’ln, one of 14 villages, was located at the present-day Washington Harbor. It is from Suxtcikwi’ln that the name Sequim is derived.
Today Sequim (pronounced “Skwim”) has a population of nearly 7,000 and is a popular retirement community because of its relatively dry, sunny climate. The Museum and Art Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley is an all-volunteer run facility features history and art displays which capture the essence of the community. Shown below are photographs of some of the displays.
The cow shown above is interactive: it can be milked.
The restored buggy shown above is not currently on display but is a part of the museum’s collection.
The wooden irrigation pipe shown above is not currently on display but is a part of the museum’s collection.