Sequim Art Center and Museum

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A favorite stop for almost everyone was The Sequim Art Center and Museum where the bones of a mastadon discovered in this area is a big draw. Although I am not sure why, the tusks are preserved in a tank of liquid. I hadn’t been in the museum since they had remodeled. It was a very nice surprise. I really like how they have opened it up. If you are local and haven’t been in lately, it is a treat.

9 more days until the Lavender Festival and the Quilt Show!

6 thoughts on “Sequim Art Center and Museum”

  1. tres beau ce mamouth,, j’adore les musées , comme le “American Museum of Natural History” de NYC.

    very beautiful this mamouth, I adore the museums, like “American Museum of Natural History” of NYC.

  2. Hi, yes it is a cool exhibit and one the kids love, too.
    The tusks are in a tank because they were wet when they were dug up. If they were dried out then they would crack. At the time they were found, there wasn’t a lot of information on how to treat this, but now there are marine archeology techniques that involve replacing the water (very slowly) with proplylene glycol. Since it is a long involved process, the museum is waiting for a time when the tusks can be treated as part of a conservation program that will involve the public being able to read about, and see the technique. So keep checking back as one of these days the project will begin.

  3. Hi, yes it is a cool exhibit and one the kids love, too.
    The tusks are in a tank because they were wet when they were dug up. If they were dried out then they would crack. At the time they were found, there wasn’t a lot of information on how to treat this, but now there are marine archeology techniques that involve replacing the water (very slowly) with proplylene glycol. Since it is a long involved process, the museum is waiting for a time when the tusks can be treated as part of a conservation program that will involve the public being able to read about, and see the technique. So keep checking back as one of these days the project will begin.

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