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  • Quilcene Historical Museum

    • Arts, Entertainment & Culture
    • Museums
    151 E. Columbia Street
    Quilcene, WA 98376
    (360) 765-4848
    • About

      On a spring day in 1991, twelve like-minded citizens of Quilcene sat at school lunchroom tables where they discussed honoring the unique history of the Quilcene area. They also wished to preserve the memory of native peoples and early European and Asian settlers. They decided to form a museum. Officers were chosen and commitments made for financial contributions.


      In short order, local philanthropist and founding member, Eileen Worthington, donated a piece of land for the museum site. The Presbyterian Church sold a structure for $1.00 to become the museum building. Professional Quilcene house movers, John and Jeff Monroe, moved the building down the street to the corner of Columbia and Center Road. A two-year period of volunteer work by charter members and many community volunteers made the Quilcene Historical Museum ready for dedication on another spring day in 1993.


      Families from the area generously donated artifacts, photographs, family histories and docume