Monday, August 12, 2013

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Center..... For Your Summer Trip?

Does your summer vacation plans call for a trip to Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles or the Olympic Penninsula?

If you'd enjoy a big dose of Washington history, here's a tidbit for you. On Hwy 101, the Old Blyn Highway near Sequim (you drive right by; cannot miss it) is the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Center. The Center has a tribal store, gas station and the casino is shortly down the road.... good food. 

But the Center also has a museum and library. Why should you care? Two good reasons:  this is part of the history of the state wherein you live. (Did you figure out that S'Klallam is the current Clallam?) The second good reason is that if your ancestors came early to anywhere in this area, they did interact with the S'Klallam tribe. At this Center you can learn more about this tribe and that interaction. 

At the very least, I invite you to click on this link and take a virtual tour of the House of Seven Generations. Tiz really interesting. 

It's a stop on your trip or a destination in itself and will help you better understand Washington history and our ancestor's making of that history. 

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