House of Learning (Longhouse)
Welcome to the Peninsula College House of Learning.
The House of Learning ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ is the first longhouse in the nation built on a community college campus. The Longhouse, located on tribal territory, was created in collaboration with six local tribal nations: Hoh River Chalat’, Quileute, Makah, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Lower Elwha Klallam.
Opening its doors in 2007, the Longhouse:
- Serves as a cultural and educational resource for understanding, honoring, and sharing our cultural heritages.
- Creates a special place to gather and learn for cultural ceremonies, community events, classes, workshops, study groups, and individual study.
- Serves as a tool for recruitment and retention of Native American students.