BETHEL AND WADE HAMPTON CENSUS AREAS - ALASKA GENWEB PROJECT
MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
|Alaska State Library|
|Alaska Digital Archives|
|Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum||4721
Anchorage, AK 99502
20 aircraft of various types including a 1928 Stearman C2B, a 1934 WACO YKC, a 1929 Travelair 6000B, a 1937 F-24-G, a 1937 Stinson SR9 "Gullwing," a 1943 Grumman Goose and a 1943 PBY 5A Catalina Canso. Exhibits include The Aleutian Campaign during WWII; Wiley Post and Will Rogers; the search for Carl Ben Eielson; historic polar flights and much more. A selection of historic aviation videos, pioneer pilots and their achievements is shown in the theater. Museum shop sells models, pins, clothing, stuffed animals, postcards, jewelry and other items relating to aviation. A flight simulator is included in the cost of admission.
|Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo||301
W. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK. 99510
Featuring large collections of Alaskan Native artifacts and Alaskan fine art, the museum also highlights the history of Wells Fargo during the Alaskan Gold Rush.
|Alaska Historical Society||P.O.
Anchorage AK 99510-0299
Tel: (907) 276-1596
Masonic Library and Museum
(Current closed. Will be relocating)
Library / museum of books and objects associated with Freemasonry- its history and philosophy-with an emphasis on Freemasonry in Alaska. Some general Alaskana.
|Alaska Museum of Natural History||201
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone (907) 274-2400
Largest exhibits of rocks, minerals and exciting rare fossils in the state. Learn about North America's oldest duckbill dinosaur found in the local Talkeetna Mountains, as well as our major dinosaur discoveries of the 90s. Dioramas rich in ecology, large mammals and birds.
|Alaska Native Heritage Center||8800
Heritage Center Drive
Anchorage, AK 99506
(907) 330-8000 - Phone
(800) 315-6608 - Toll Free
(907) 330-8030 - Fax
Striving to preserve the Native culture and heritage of the Alaskan people, the museum offers village exhibits, bringing to life the ways of the Aleut, Alutiiq, the Yup'ik and Qargi peoples.
|Alaska State Trooper Museum||Physical
245 W. Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, AK. 99510-0280
The history of law enforcement in the Territory and State of Alaska is told in exhibits, memorabilia and photographs. A small gift shop is also located on the premises.
|Anchorage Museum of History & Art||625
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone (907) 929-9200 tel
Fax (907) 929-9290 fax
Not only an art museum, the second floor gives visitors 15,000 square feet of Alaska history!. The exhibits are simply brimming with artifacts and displays devoted to the history of Alaska, the Aleuts, Eskimos and Indians, Learn about the gold rush, Russian settlement, WWII and the inception of Alaska as part of the United States.
|Z. J. Loussac Public Library||3600
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone (907) 343- 2975
|This is where the genealogy society meets. Also the society provides volunteers in the library's gen. dept. on Wed's. Access available to Heritage Quest census records thru the library's on line site. WONDERFUL. Anybody with a library card can access the site on-line.|
|Anchorage Museum - Rasmuson Center||121
West 7th Avenue
|Exhibits and collections represent Alaska's Natives, state history, and Alaskan art. Spacious galleries house informative and educational exhibits of the permanent collection and temporary exhibits from around the world. Education-based programs include: classes, tours, lectures, performances, and films. Special exhibits, classes and events for children. Facilities include: museum shop, cafe, library and archives. Accredited by the American Association of Museums.|
|Crow Creek Mine||Crow
P.O. Box 113
Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone (907) 229-3105
|Search for gold nuggets in a well-known gold mine which has produced over 45,000 ounces of gold! Try you luck, pan for gold and learn what the work of a miner was like during the gold rush days of Alaska. Location is on Seward Highway about one hour south of Anchorage, Alaska.|
|Eklutna Historical Park and Museum||16515
Eagle River AK 99577
|Oscar Anderson House Museum||
420 M Street
Built in 1915 by Oscar Anderson (the city butcher), this was the first permanent frame home in Anchorage. Anchorage's only house museum (c. 1915), located adjacent to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail with a sweeping vista of Cook Inlet. During guided tours, visitors will learn about the early history of Anchorage (Tent City, the Alaska Railroad, the land auction) and about Oscar Anderson, a Swedish immigrant and Anchorage pioneer and businessman, and his family. One of the city's first privately built permanent family residences, the small wood frame house has been restored to the 1915-1925 time period and contains many original fixtures and items belonging to the Anderson family, including a 1909 Hallet and Davis player piano.
|Russian Orthodox Museum||605
Anchorage, AK 99501
Objects representing history of the Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska.
|Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Museum||Physical
420 Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy
Bethel, AK 99559
The Yupiit Piciryarait Museum and gift shop are conveniently located in the same building which houses the Regional Cultural Center and the University of Alaska, Kuskokwim Campus Library. The Museum has three galleries. One gallery is reserved for permanent exhibits of clothing, household, hunting and gathering implements used by the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in ancient and contemporary times. Two galleries are reserved for short term exhibitions. The Museum Gift Shop specializes in Alaska Native art work of the region.
|Sam Fox Museum||
location: 306 D Street, West
Large collection of Central Yup'ik objects; part of Sam Fox (Yup'ik carver) collection; Truman Emberg papers; original Constitution of State of Alaska (with Emberg's signature); large basket collection; skin sewing & fur exhibit. Dave and Mary Carlson collection.
|Hope-Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum||Physical
Across from post office
Hope, AK 99605
Phone: 907.782.3740 during summer
or 907-782-3115 in winter
The Hope-Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum exhibits photographs and artifacts of the Turnagain Arm Gold Rush of 1896 and the years since. Displays include a road grader, dog sled, rock crusher, blacksmith bellows and postal boxes. In addition to the log museum building there is a mine bunkhouse and a blacksmith shop.
|Alaska State Archives||PO
141 Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK 99811-0525
|Alaska State Museum||395
Juneau, AK 99801-1718
|Established in 1900, the Museum collects, exhibits, and interprets the human and natural history of Alaska. The Museum features a full-size bald eagle nesting tree and extensive ethnographic exhibits on the cultures of Alaska's Native people. Two galleries offer changing exhibits. Docent tours scheduled throughout the summer. Arboretum on grounds features Alaska plants. The Museum provides statewide museum services and assists in the development of the state's cultural and historic resources. The Museum Store, operated by the Friends of the Alaska State Museum, offers a wide array of Native arts, publications, and educational materials. Accredited by the American Association of Museums.|
|Juneau-Douglas City Museum||Mailing
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
corner of 4th and Main Street
Exhibits and videos feature early Juneau life and gold mining history. Large relief map of Juneau, 500-700 year-old basketry-style fish trap, visitor information, historic downtown Juneau guide, and museum shop available. Art exhibits featuring local artists change Oct-April, local history exhibits change throughout the year.
Channel Historical Society
Juneau, AK 99802
|History of Juneau||Online|
|Last Chance Mining Museum||
|Located in the historic compressor building associated with the former Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company which operated in Juneau from 1912 until 1944. The museum features one of the world's largest air compressors and other industrial artifacts associated with hard rock gold mining. The site also includes electric locomotives and rail cars which hauled men to the mine and ore to the mill. Access to the museum is via a short hike up the hill on a trail of uneven terrain-well worth the effort. Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Alaska Gold Rush Properties.|
Alaska State Library
PO Box 110571
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0571
8th Floor State Office Building
333 Willoughby Ave.
|Egan Library - University of Alaska Southeast||11120
Glacier Hwy (BE1)
Juneau, AK 99801
Toll Free: 877-796-6502
|Sealaska Heritage Institute||One
Sealaska Plaza, Suite 301
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone (907) 463-4844
Fax (907) 586-9293
|Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is a regional Native nonprofit organization founded for the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people of Southeast Alaska. SHI was established in 1981 by Sealaska Corp., a for-profit company formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA).|
|House of Wickersham||Physical
213 7th Street
400 Willoughby Ave.
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907.586.9001 or 907.465-2453
|Historic home of Judge James Wickersham, first Alaska territorial delegate to Congress, Gold Rush judge, proponent of "home rule" and noted historian. Wickersham family heirlooms and Native arts and crafts, furniture, concert square piano.|
|Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository||215
Mission Road, Suite 101
Kodiak, AK 99615
Museum and Archaeological Repository preserves the prehistoric and historic
traditions of the Alutiiq people and promotes a greater public awareness
of their rich cultural legacy through educational outreach, exhibits,
special events, publications and scholarly presentations. Open to the
public since May 1995, the Alutiiq Museum cares for a large collection
of Eskimo artifacts. In addition to archaeological materials, the museum's
collections also include ethnological, archival and photographic materials.
|Baranov Museum/Kodiak Historical Society||101
Kodiak, AK 99615
is operated by the Kodiak Historical Society in the Erskine House, a National
Historic Landmark and one of the few surviving Russian buildings in North
America. The collection consists of pre-historic and historical objects
from the Aleutian Islands and the Kodiak Archipelago. These objects span
the Russian contact period, American era, World War II, and fisheries
to the present. The archives has a fine collection of historical pictures,
maps, documents, and private papers that are available for research. A
store area within the museum has something of interest for the visitor
and resident alike, the most impressive being the Russian samovar collection
|Kodiak Maritime Museum||Physical
500 Dog Salmon Rd.
PO 1876 Kodiak, AK 99615
|An exhibition of photographs and video of the spill taken by the people of Kodiak Island in the summer of 1989|
|Kodiak Military History Museum||Physical
Ft. Abercrombie State Historical Park
1417 B Mill Bay Road
Kodiak, AK 99615
The facility is operated by the Kodiak Military History Museum, a non-profit, independent Alaska corporation. The displays are housed in the WWII Ready Ammunition Bunker at Miller Point in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Ft. Abercrombie is part of a National Historic Landmark which includes the Kodiak Naval Base and Fort Greely. The building is a buried concrete structure built in 1942 to hold ammunition for two WWI era eight-inch naval guns, the remains of which are on display. The collection consists of communications equipment, artillery accessories, uniforms, art work, photographs, documents from WW1, WW2 and later in Kodiak and the Aleutians, and more. The collection spans from 1911 to the present. A small museum store has books about the Aleutian campaign, dummy ammunition, insignia and related items for sale.
|Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum||Physical
223 Front Street
Nome, AK 99762
Nome's only museum showcases the fascinating history of the Nome Gold rush from the discovery of gold by the Three Lucky Swedes in 1898, to the arrival of Wyatt Earp in 1899 to the rush of 40,000 people to Nome in 1900. Discover the lifestyles and art of the Bering Strait Eskimo. Learn about the Nome Kennel Club as well as well as the first long-distance sled dog race. Home of "Fritz" - Leonhard Seppala's lead dog in the 1925 serum run and is the foundation of the Siberian Husky breed. The Museum also features an extensive historical photograph collection.
|Aleutian World War II National Historical Park and Visitor Center||Physical
Visitor Center at Unalaska Airport. Park occupies historic Fort Scwatka.
P.O. Box 149
Unalaska, AK 99685
is owned by the Ounalashka Coporation, the local Native corporation, and
is managed with the assistance of the National Park Service. Located in
the historic Aerology Building, the Visitor Center provides exhibits on
the Aleutian Campaign of World War II, the evacuation and internment of
the Unangan (Aleut) people, and the culture of the local Unangan people.
A radio room has been reconstructed to look as it did during World War
|Museum of the Aleutians||Mailing
Unalaska, AK 99685-0648
314 Salmon Way
Unalaska, AK 99685
The Museum of the Aleutians preserves and shares the cultural and artistic heritage of the Aleutian Island area. An archaeological laboratory and artifact repository supports research including annual archaeological excavations and surveys. Volunteers and students are welcome to participate in archaeological field work. Permanent exhibits focus on Aleut/Unangan prehistory and ethnographic items, the Russian-America period, the late 19th century, and WWII in the Aleutians. Changing exhibits include traveling exhibits on regional history and art. A Museum Store is one of the area's best gift shops.
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