AAA Editor Notes
Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve is .5 mi. w. of I-5 exit 199, then s. to 6410 23rd Ave. N.E. The center tells the story of the Tulalip Tribes, which include the Snohomish, Snoqualmie and Skykomish peoples as well as other tribes designated by the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty. Canoe Hallway—with floor tiles that recall the Snohomish River, a major means of navigation—contains a priceless collection of tribal artifacts and three rare cedar canoes, and also links the museum galleries.
The main gallery has exhibits spotlighting salmon and the western red cedar, the latter crafted into clothing, houses, baskets and canoes. Other exhibits depict how tribal life changed after the 1855 treaty. Interactive displays and story art panels complement the exhibits.
In the Longhouse visitors can watch a 10-minute video and listen to recorded tribal stories. The 50-acre grounds, a nature preserve, encompass groves of cedar, fir and hemlock trees, estuary wetlands and streams inhabited by salmon.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.