Special Events

Culture Night Event


For the Salish Tribes of the Puget Sound, a single large building, often called a longhouse, has served as the center of the community. Opened and dedicated in 2009, the House of Awakened Culture is constructed in the style of Old Man House, the previous home of the Suquamish for generations. The House of Awakened Culture indeed is a cultural hub of the community where we offer programs that teach and celebrate the living culture of the Suquamish. Community members participate in Lushootseed language classes, traditional weaving and carving, Tribal Journeys training, regalia making, and song and dance practice in the house. We welcome you to the House of Awakened Culture.

Please join us for an evening highlighting the Suquamish culture through traditional food, stories, song, and dance at the House of Awakened Culture on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. There is no charge for this event; sign up at the registration table by 8:30 am on September 14 to reserve your seat. Transportation will be provided.


House of Awakened Culture



Chief Seattle’s Gravesite
Thursday, September 15, 7:30-8 am
Shuttle departs from Main Lobby at 7 am
Please sign up at the registration table by Wednesday at 2 pm

“Our dead never forget this beautiful world that gave them being. They still love its verdant valleys, its murmuring rivers, its magnificent mountains, sequestered vales and verdant lined lakes and bays, and ever yearn in tender fond affection over the lonely hearted living, and often return from the happy hunting ground to visit, guide, console, and comfort them.”
Chief Seattle, 1854

 Chief Seattle's Gravesite