Longhouse

The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

The Longhouse is called sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ—The House of Welcome—in South Puget Sound Salish.

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We promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development. Learn more about what we do.

What We Do

Upcoming Events

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Longhouse Community Dinner

Saturday, November 8th at 5pm

Longhouse Community Dinner

Join us in honoring the 2014 S3Lhihl "Teaching by Example" Award winners Elaine Grinnell (Jamestown S'Klallam) and Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam). Event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Erin at (360)867-6718 or geniae@evergreen.edu.

Download an event poster here.

Longhouse Holiday Native Arts Fair

Friday & Saturday, December 12-13

11am - 5pm

Holiday Native Arts Fair

It's time for our annual Longhouse Holiday Native Arts Fair at the Longhouse! This much-anticipated art market will feature works for sale from many talented Native artists. Shop for a wide variety of Native art items in all price ranges, and find a gift for everyone on your list.

If you are interested in being a vendor, please fill out and return the application (Word) (PDF), to us by email, fax or post at the contact information below. If your application is accepted, a booth fee payment of $50 will hold your spot.

Laura Grabhorn
Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Phone: (360)867-6413
Fax: (360)867-6699
Email: grabhorl@evergreen.edu

See past events at the Longhouse.

I have served as a visiting artist in many places such as France, New Zealand, Mexico, Siberia, Japan, Germany and in many Native Nations across the United States. I would like to say that my time spent at the Longhouse - House of Welcome at The Evergreen State College has been vital to my experience as a Native educator. The staff, programs and the community at the Longhouse are unlike any I have witnessed in many places of higher education.

The unity and strength present in the Longhouse has been proven time and time again. I myself will continue to donate what I can to the mission of the Longhouse and I encourage others to do the same. Giving to this place of welcome will in turn give back as it always has to the larger Native community. You will see in time how you to can be a part of the Longhouse history. It has been a great honor for me to witness and be a small part of so much good.

-Melanie Yazzie (Diné)

Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Art
University of Colorado-Boulder