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Drawing of a mastodon skeleton by Rembrandt Peale

The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley (MAC), located in downtown Sequim, Washington, is a museum of art and regional cultural history. Founded in 1976, the MAC is home to the Manis Mastodon, famous as one of the first-known contact of humans with a mastodon 12,000 years ago.

The Manis Mastodon exhibit features a mastodon mural mounted with the remaining mastodon bones, related artifacts, and a video about the archaeological digs. Additional exhibits include rotating local history exhibits, the Cowan Theater displaying selected items from the John & Inez Cowan Collection, and a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing the works of local artists that changes monthly. The Exhibit Center is located at 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim, and features an on-site Museum Store.

The MAC administrative offices are located at the DeWitt Building, 544 N. Sequim Ave. in Sequim. The DeWitt Building also houses the Whatton Resource Room for Historical Research, which is open to the public.

The Museum & Arts Center also owns the historic Dungeness School (available for rentals), Captain John Morris House and Washington Harbor Schoolhouse. The MAC is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization, supported by the Second Chance Consignment Shop, MAC Nite Dinner Auction, membership fees, donations, bequests, the Museum Store, and grants. It does not receive any county or municipal funding.

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