The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley (MAC) is Sequim's cultural history and art museum. The organization owns and operates three Sequim-based facilities - the historical Dungeness Schoolhouse, MAC Exhibit Center, and DeWitt Administration Center - and runs the Second Chance Consignment Shop.
Rotating local history and featured art exhibits are on display in the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. The MAC 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.
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 (MAC). 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 MAC is governed by a Board of Trustees, elected by the membership to a three-year term. A President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer form the Executive Committee. Please call 360-681-2257 to inquire about serving on the board.
The Museum & Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and funded by donations, bequests, membership dues, fundraising events, the Second Chance Consignment Shop, the Museum Store, and grant funding.
2013 Board of Trustees
Judy Reandeau Stipe
The MAC is a 501(c)(3).