May 2012: The MAC has received the 2012 State Historic Preservation Officer's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation for its stewardship of the Dungeness Schoolhouse! A MAC contingent, lead by Executive Director DJ Bassett, will receive the award on behalf of the MAC at an awards ceremony in Olympia on May 8. The MAC has owned and operated the Dungeness Schoolhouse for the past 17 years.
March 2012: The Manis Mastodon is the featured subject of an article in the Summer 2012 edition of Washington State Magazine. CLICK HERE to read the article, titled "Bones of Contention." Washington State Magazine is published quarterly by Washington State University.
March 2012: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in The State of Washington has awarded the MAC a $3,000 grant to fund electrical upgrades throughout the Dungeness Schoolhouse! The upgrades will help to increase the historical building's overall electrical capacity and safety, and pave the way for installing an Internet connection at the Schoolhouse!
Nov. 2011: The MAC recently received two grants totaling $20,000 to aid in capacity building. Outside of grant awards, the MAC receives no city, county, state or federal funding. The MAC was awarded an $18,500 grant from the Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund, which is administered through The Seattle Foundation, and a $1,500 grant from the Sequim Community Foundation. In being put toward capacity building and strengthening infrastructure, the grant funding will aid in improving the ability of the MAC organization to fulfill its mission of serving the community as a steward of area cultural heritage and providing history and art exhibits, events and educational programming toward that end.
Sept. 2011: The Dungeness Schoolhouse exterior repainting project is complete! CLICK HERE to read about the completed project, as published in the Sequim Gazette. Thank you to Pam Boyd and Northwest Inside Out Painting Inc. of Port Angeles, Savage Glass Services of Sequim, Rodda Paint in Sequim, and the many donors, supporters and volunteers who helped make this restorative project possible.