, meaning “place of clear salt water” in the Lushootseed language, has been home to the Suquamish people since time immemorial. It is the ancient place on Agate Passage, the site of Old-Man-House village. The winter home of Chief Seattle and the heart of the Suquamish People. It is here, past, present and future; that the Suquamish People live on the land of their ancestors and of their great-grandchildren.
A new museum facility, completed in 2012, houses the Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center just up the hill from the Old-Man-House village site. Set in a natural landscape of native plants the 9,000 sf space designed by Mithun Architects (Seattle) reflects the traditional Big House architecture of the Coast Salish. The Silver LEED building houses the Suquamish Tribes collections of artifacts, photographs and manuscripts. The public areas offer permanent and temporary Exhibition spaces, Research space, Education rooms, and a Museum Store.
Seating areas in the Museum Lobby and outside on the grounds invite visitors to stay awhile and enjoy learning about the Suquamish Tribe.
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