Salish Winter House
Entering the re-created Winter or Plank House, you experience the daily life of Western Washington's native peoples. Greeted by a totem, or Welcoming Pole, the visitor is immersed in the world of Salish culture. Includes touchable implemnents of daily life made especially for the exhibit by regional tribal master carvers and weavers. See a map of Washington's Tribes.
Delbert McBride Ethnobotanical Garden
The Delbert McBride Ethnobotanical Garden, located on the grounds of the museum, displays a selection of Northwest flowers, shrubs, and trees that have been used for food, tools, and medicine by the Native American tribes in Western Washington. More information.
David Douglas's London Workroom
October 5, 2013 - February 8, 2014
Between journeys to the Columbia, Douglas spent 1827-29 in England arranging his collections, naming new plants, and publishing over half a dozen papers with Britain's most prestigious scientific societies. Simultaneously, he collaborated with other scientists and artists, took a crash course in technical surveying, and drafted a narrative of his adventures in the New World. London Workroom depicts this dedicated scientist's industrious studio.
Organized by the Northwest MAC with guest curators Jack and Claire Nisbet; funded in part by the Pendleton & Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation, the Joel E. Ferris Foundation, and Weyerhaeuser. Photo courtesy of the MAC.
The Peak of Their Professions: The Murrow Brothers
November 2, 2013 - February 8, 2014
Raised in Skagit County, the three Murrow brothers had distinguished and notable careers. Edward was the famous broadcaster, Lacey was the youngest-ever director of Washington's Department of transportation and the builder of Seattle's floating bridges, and Dewey was a homebody and World War II soldier. The exhibit presents a portrait of all three brothers and how the war affected their lives and the lives of others in our region.
Respecting the Knowledge: Ethnobotany of Washington
Respecting the Knowledge includes photographs of native plants and descriptions of their traditional uses, handmade tools and implements, baskets, and a bentwood box.