If you are in the area during Lavender Weekend, you might want to check the Dungeness Schoolhouse. It's nearby to the farms and festivities in the Sequim-Dungeness area. The schoolhouse is part of the local history. In the early days, the Dungeness area was a thriving community and early settlers saw the need for a school. At a meeting on May 10, 1892, votes were cast in favor of bonding the Dungeness District for $3,000 to buy land which was then cleared and fenced; a two-story schoolhouse was built and furnished on the property. You'll find the schoolhouse off East Anderson Road near the Dungeness River. On February 27, 1893, the Dungeness School opened with 73 pupils ranging in age from 5 to 20 years. The teacher received $75 a month for a four-month term, ending June 30; living quarters were provided on the second floor. Classes were large and books and supplies were not easy to acquire. School Board minutes from April 8, 1895, show a motion was passed to buy the school a bottle of ink. The photo on the left is from 1893. One can only imagine what it was like to hear the bell ring to call students from throughout the area. And, to know that there were no cell phones or tablets or computers or video games to distract learning. Today the schoolhouse is still used for classes and programs and can be rented for special events. The main classroom area will hold about 30 people. Upstairs is the auditorium with a stage and room for about 90. One modern addition, besides the indoor plumbing and new electrical is the addition of an elevator! Stop by this historic gem and take a step back in time. Hear the bell ring calling you to class?
The Olympic Peninsula has been all over media in September! Here's a sampling of what's being said: Congratulations to Port Townsend for the “5 Fabulous Things to Do In Port Townsend” by writer, Paola Thomas, for Seattle Refined, a partner with KOMONews.
- Breakfast at the Blue Moose Café,
- Visit the Northwest Maritime Center,
- Shop at Port Townsend Farmers’ Market
- Afternoon tea at Pippa’s Real Tea, and
- Shopping on Water Street.
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR IN SEQUIM http://www.visitsunnysequim.com/index.aspx?NID=128 Be sure to check out the Olympic Peninsula Pinterest board 'Weddings on the Olympic Peninsula' for more ideas for your dream wedding on the OP.This small, friendly town is the perfect location for a destination wedding. Often referred to as “Sunny” Sequim, the City sits in the rain shadow caused by the Olympic Mountains and has an annual rainfall of approximately 16”. All that dry weather means there are a lot of options for weddings out of doors as well as indoors. Known as the Lavender Capital of North America®, the dry, mild climate creates the perfect conditions for growing this beautiful and fragrant herb. Many of the local lavender farms are open as wedding venues, creating the perfect backdrop for that special day. Ask them about helping you put together a distinctive wedding favor or gift basket. In addition to farms and gardens, other unique venues include an historic school house, roof top gazebo, city parks, a marina, and restored barns. There is sure to be just the right location for any wedding, whether the theme is traditional or whimsical. Sequim offers a variety of affordable lodging options for family and friends. And there is so much to do on the Olympic Peninsula; guests should plan to stay for the weekend or a full week. To make the package complete, there are talented, local wedding planners, photographers, florists, and bakers to help support Sequim weddings. Learn more about wedding venues and resources in Sequim and start planning your destination wedding.