PEOPLE OF THE SEA AND CEDAR: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE TRIBAL CULTURES AND HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST COAST

Photos by David Scherrer.

Ongoing, Lightcatcher

People of the Sea and Cedar, in the second floor gallery of the Lightcatcher building, shares the history and art of the Northwest Coast people, blending both historical and contemporary perspectives. This exhibit features artifacts from the Museum’s collection, such as Coast Salish artwork and carvings, woven blankets, hand-made tools, cedar hats, clothing, and baskets. The exhibit provides hands-on learning experiences, a Lummi and Nooksack language interactive, and videos showcasing Lummi and Nooksack weavers and carvers. Themes of cultural knowledge, art and symbolism, lifestyles, and community present the Northwest Coast tribes as vibrant, living cultures who honor their past while building cultural and economic futures for their people.

 

DOCENT TOURS > Offered on select dates based on volunteer availability at 2:30pm at the Lightcatcher. Check our online calendar for specific dates.