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KETCHIKAN GATEWAY - PRINCE OF WALES - HYDER BOROUGH AND CENSUS AREA, ALASKA

ALASKA MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

ALASKA STATEWIDE
Alaska State Library
Alaska Digital Archives
ELFIN COVE
Elfin Cove Museum PO 36
Elfin Cove, AK 99825
Phone: 907.239.2222
Fax: 907.239.2224

Beginning collection of local artifacts and history.

HYDER
Hyder Community Association Physical location:
Main Street, adjacent to Forest
Service office and public library.
Mailing address:
PO 149, Hyder, AK 99923
Phone: 907.636.9148
Fax: 907.636.9148
A small museum with historical artifacts and photos and a nice collection of local wildlife.
JUNEAU
Alaska State Archives PO Box 110525
141 Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK 99811-0525
Phone 907.465.2270
Fax: 907.465.2465
Alaska State Museum 395 Whittier Street
Juneau, AK 99801-1718
907.465.2901.
Fax: 907.465.2976

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 Address:
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Physical Location:
corner of 4th and Main Street
(907) 586-3572

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.

Gastineau Channel Historical Society
PO Box 21264
Juneau, AK 99802
Phone: 907-586-5338
History of Juneau Online
Last Chance Mining Museum

PO Box 21264
Juneau AK 99802
(907) 586-5338

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 Historical Collections
Alaska State Library
Mailing Address:
PO Box 110571
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0571
Physical Location:
8th Floor State Office Building
333 Willoughby Ave.
Juneau, Alaska
Phone: 907.465.2925
Fax: 907.465.2990

Egan Library - University of Alaska Southeast 11120 Glacier Hwy (BE1)
Juneau, AK 99801
Circulation: 796-6300
Reference: 796-6502
Toll Free: 877-796-6502
Fax: 907-796-6302
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 location:
213 7th Street
Mailing address:
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.

KETCHIKAN
Genealogical Society of S.E. Alaska P.O. Box 6313
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, USDA Forest Service 50 Main Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: 907.228.6220
Fax: 907.228.6234

Experience world-class exhibits and audiovisual programs. Discover Tsimshian, Haida and Tlingit totem poles, the rainforest room, a Native fish camp scene, and exhibits on Southeast Alaska's ecosystems, fishing, mining, timber and tourism. Located one block from the cruise ship dock in downtown Ketchikan.

Tongass Historical Museum 629 Dock Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: 907.225.5600
Fax: 907.225.5602

The varied and colorful history of Alaska's feisty "First City" unfolds at the Tongass Historical Museum. Discover Ketchikan as Native fish camp, gold and copper mining center, fishing port, timber town, salmon capital, transportation hub, and lively community. Changing exhibits. Located downtown at the North end of historic Creek Street.

Totem Heritage Center Physical location:
601 Deermont Street
Mailing address:
629 Dock Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: 907.225.5900
Fax: 907.225.5901

Visitors to the Totem Heritage Center are awed by a world-renowned collection of original, unrestored 19th century totem poles, retrieved from abandoned Native villages near Ketchikan. Additional exhibits illuminate the rich culture of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people of Southeast Alaska. Located on Ketchikan Creek, across from the Tribal Hatchery and Eagle Center.

PETERSBURG
Clausen Memorial Museum Physical location:
203 Fram Street
Mailing address:
PO 708
Petersburg, AK 99833
Phone: 907.772.3598 .
Email:
clausenmuseum@aptalaska.net

Clausen Memorial Museum assists you as you explore the beauty and bounty of the Stikine River delta, Coastal mountain glaciers and the Mitkof, Kupreanof and mainland areas. Logging and fishing for salmon, halibut, black cod, crab, shrimp and more are just some of the attractions that have drawn hard-working people to make a living in this area for at least two thousand years. Find out how to catch a halibut, rig a long-line, peel a shrimp, harvest a forest, set a fish trap, make lutefisk and clean a salmon. Enjoy a trip to the past and see cannery equipment, the Cape Decision light lens, a Tlingit canoe, the Fisk sculpture, the world's largest mounted king salmon and much more. Special programs for adults and children are presented during the year. The museum shop, and easy access to parking, rest rooms and exhibit areas are provided.

WRANGELL
Wrangell Genealogical Society PO Box 928
Wrangell, AK 99929
Tribal House of the Bear Physical location:
Foot of Front Street
Mailing address:
PO 868
Wrangell, AK 99929
Phone/Fax: 907.874.3747

Replica of a traditional tribal house constructed by the CCC during the Roosevelt administration. Display of tools used in the construction of the building. Replicas of the famous Shakes house posts. Also has the Frog house posts of the Kiksadi clan. Interpreter gives history of the house and local information.

Wrangell Museum Physical location:
296 Campbell Drive
Mailing address:
PO 1050
Wrangell, AK 99929
Phone: 907.874.3770
Fax: 907.874.3785
Email:
museum@wrangell.com

History of Wrangell beginning with early Native American prehistory, SE Alaska Native American cultures; Russian and British contact period; Gold Rush period; fishing, mining and forest industries; turn-of-the-century Wrangell. Display includes original house posts from Chief Shakes house carved in the mid-1700s. A "spruce canoe", one of very few still in existence, a turn-of-the-century spruce and cedar bark basket collection, several original totem poles, and everyday memorabilia. Museum gift shop sells books, cards, petroglyph stamps, and Wrangell garnets from Garnet Ledge.

     

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