Longhouse & Art Gallery

Built in 2007, the ʔaʔkʷustəŋáwtxʷ House of Learning Peninsula College Longhouse was the first longhouse in the nation built on a community college campus. The Longhouse was created in collaboration with the six area tribal nations: Hoh River Chalat’, Quileute, Makah, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Lower Elwha Klallam. The House of Learning builds bridges of understanding and knowledge among tribes, students, educators, and visitors by establishing a special place on campus to gather for cultural ceremonies, community events, classes, workshops, study groups, and individual study. The Longhouse serves as a cultural and educational resource for understanding, honoring, and sharing our cultural heritages.

The Longhouse Art Gallery features exhibits by Native artists and provides a space for artists to share their work and culture with Peninsula College students, faculty, staff, community members, and visitors. Tribal artwork is featured throughout the Peninsula College campus. For more information, contact longhouse@pencol.edu or (360) 417-7992.