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MAC to debut local history program series this Friday

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The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley (MAC) debuts an all-new winter series of local history programs at the historical Dungeness Schoolhouse on Friday, Jan. 10, with “Ecosystem Restoration at 3 Crabs.”


The joint presentation by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe cultural resources specialist Gideon Cauffman and North Olympic Salmon Coalition assistant project manager Jamie Michel begins at 10 a.m. at the schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road in Sequim.


Admission is $5 for MAC members and $7 for non-members, payable at the door. Fees support continued MAC programming. Light refreshments will be provided by 7 Cedars Casino.


As part of the program, Michel will overview the North Olympic Salmon Coalition and its work, and detail the ongoing 3 Crabs restoration project.


Along with noting the previous cultural resource surveys in the project vicinity, Cauffman will discuss cultural resource monitoring, the archaeological field techniques and methods used for the project, and historical, cultural and archaeological points of interest within the restoration area.


This program marks the first of eight local history presentations presented by the MAC on Friday mornings from Jan. 10-Feb. 28 at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, which is ADA accessible.


Additional upcoming programs include Cline barn history and renovation with Charles Steel and Robert Clark on Friday, Jan. 17, the Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory with its director Charles Brandt on Friday, Jan. 24, and late 1936 Olympic gold medalist and former Sequim resident Joe Rantz with his daughter Judy Willman on Friday, Jan. 31.


A separate guided tour of the Cline Barn led by owner Steel is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the barn, 712 Clark Road in Dungeness. The tour is $20 for MAC members and $25 for non-members, payable at the door.


For the complete list of upcoming MAC history programs, visit or call 681-2257.
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