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The first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest,
the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a
Culture will showcase the history of Chicano/as and Latino/as from post war migration to present time.

The Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture will share the Chicano/a/Latino/a migration, experience and history through a social justice lens to cultivate pride, appreciation, and understanding of Chicano/a/Latino/as’ significant contributions in the state of Washington.

The Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture aims to provide a historical experience that instills pride in Chicano/a/Latino/a culture and fosters an understanding and appreciation of Chicano/a/Latino/a culture for the broader community. The museum’s collection will showcase artifacts and various art forms to create a historical legacy that brings to life the story of Chicano/a/Latino/as in the Pacific Northwest.

The Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a central theme will focus on migrant farmworkers and the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s to the 1970s, a pivotal phase of progress and empowerment for the Chicano/a/Latino/a community. Historical events will also be chronicled before and after this central point in time that will share how the Chicano/a/Latino/a community had its beginning and has evolved to its present state in Washington state.

The Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture is focused on the life of Mexican Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as from the earliest times to the present. Through the voice of the people themselves, as well as documents and photos, this museum will chronicle and collect the social and economic history of Washington’s Spanish speaking community from World War II to the present. Our story will be told by researching and addressing topics such as work, play, religion, politics, migration, civil rights, family and community. Our collection will identify and preserve how life and communities developed in Washington as people migrated and immigrated to the state. 

We need your help! If you have old photographs, diaries or other records, and/or artifacts including household items, work tools or clothes from this period of the Mexican American community, please contact us at museum@seamarchc.org.