The Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve is one of the only places in the United States where you can find a vast quantity of historical artifacts and antiques related to the Tulalip tribes, who are the successors of the Snoqualmie, Snohomish and Skykomish tribes. The Tulalip tribes have an amazing history that is presented here in an interesting and respectful manner. The center has successfully preserved the traditional cultures, history, and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip tribes.
Covering 23,000 square feet of exhibition space on 50 acres of land, the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve has a lot to offer. It features a main exhibit where you can find many historic collections, a temporary exhibit space, a gift shop, classrooms, a library, and a longhouse. The collections and artifacts here are completely certified, while this tribal facility is the first of its kind to be certified by the state of Washington.
The main objective of the center is to make sure people remember and learn about the Tulalip tribes. Moreover, you can also learn about some of the other neighboring communities here. You can choose between a self-guided or group tour, so there is something for everyone. You will learn about the lifestyle, culture, traditions, and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip tribes, including the seven value stories, the importance of cedar trees, and the seasonal ways of life. The Canoe Hall in the center features historic canoes and a huge collection from different sites of the Snohomish area as well as a gallery that represents the military tradition of the tribe. It features many weapons that were used by both male and female militants. The center believes that we should remember the warriors who gave up everything, including their homes, families, and even lives, to fight for the freedom we enjoy today. This also represents how disciplined and intelligent the warriors were and how they protected their tribe and their land.
Apart from this, the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve has a huge area covered by forests and wetlands. You will also find a facility with a huge collection representing the various aspects of the lifestyle of the Tulalip tribes.
The center is still working towards discovering more unknown facts about the cultural heritage of the Tulalip tribes and there are always further investigations being conducted. This place has a calm and positive environment with a vibe that allows you to spend some quality time learning about history and how people used to live in times of difficulty and conflict. The center also holds a number of different events, where students and other visitors can participate.
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6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip, WA 98271, Phone: 360-716-2600