The Promise of the Northwest

Permanent Exhibition


The Promise of the Northwest


The Promise of the Northwest includes two galleries that focus on the logging and fishing industries, which employed many immigrants who brought skills learned in the old country.


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These galleries show how the Nordic pioneers contributed to the settlement of the Pacific Northwest. The Folk Art Galleries display treasured and useful items the immigrants brought with them, including folk costumes, textiles, tools, and furniture. Temporary art, history, and heritage exhibits are housed in the three galleries at the west end of the hall.

NOTE: The Folk Art Gallery is closed for the remainder of 2017 as we use that space to prepare collections items for the move to our new buiding. All other galleries and exhibits will remain open.  


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