Hibulb Cultural Center

The Hibulb Cultural Center is a place that tells a story and enhances the history, traditional  cultural values and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip Tribes.  The tribes are the successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie and Skykomish tribes and other tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott.  It is a beautiful Center with stone flooring and wood beams which contains a longhouse, interactive displays, and a place to meet.   The feeling here is that of home.

You’ll find your own favorite exhibit.  Mine was “The Tree Itself”, showcasing the cedar tree and the many uses of it; as well as the journey of life through the various seasons.

The gift shop houses a nice selection of items for purchase.  I would like to see a coffee table type book with the history and photos that is presented here at Hibulb Cultural Center.  It is conveniently located off of I-5 in Marysville, WA.  Take exit 199, Marine Drive NE in Marysville. Go west approximately 0.5 miles, then turn left on 23rd Avenue NE.

“Thank you for allowing me to take your bark so I can make something beautiful and useful.  I will not waste any of the cedar that I have taken and I will share this gift you have given me with other.”  ~ Joy Jones Lacey- from Cultural Resources Department, Tulalip Tribes

http://www.hibulbculturalcenter.org/  Twitter. Facebook.



A few Spring quotes…

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
― Kobayashi Issa, Poems

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
― Marty Rubin

“When the groundhog casts his shadow
And the small birds sing
And the pussywillows happen
And the sun shines warm
And when the peepers peep
Then it is Spring”
― Margaret Wise Brown



Washington Wine Month 2014

March is Washington Wine Month and to wrap up the month, there are two great events this weekend – try something new or try a favorite again.

March 29th – Capital Food & Wine Festival – Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA  – http://www.capitalfoodandwinefestival.com/ Purchases are encouraged.

March 29th and 30th – Taste Washington – CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle – http://tastewashington.org/  Drink. Eat. Learn. Stay. Participate.  Also, look into attending the First Annual Taste Washington Magnum Party on March 27th at Chihuly Garden and Glass

Stop by your local wine shop or tasting room for a taste of what’s being poured.  A good way to keep up with what’s been poured is to get on their mailing list.

If you are up for more food and drink, check out Anthony’s Restaurants Oyster Festival. http://www.anthonys.com/restaurants/best-of-season/

Can’t get much better than that this weekend.