Exhibits of Eskimo culture and life from the Bering Strait region; Nome Centennial and Gold Rush; changing exhibits, extensive collection of historical photographs.
Mining equipment, gold display; artifacts from the local area; restored and fully outfitted miner's cabin; wildflower display.
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.
Historic House, Historical Society
The house is an original "Colony Farm House" built expressly for the New Deal resettlement project sponsored in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration. Visitors will learn the history of the Colony project, often first hand, from descendants of the original colonists who staff the house and serve as tour guides. The house is furnished ca. 1935-45, displaying some original furnishings supplied by Sears and Roebuck for the colonists.
The theme of the museum, "Where Cultures Meet" exemplifies the diversity of material in the collection. Displays tell of early explorers to the area, the Native culture, Copper River Northwestern Railway/Kennicott Mine era, and the growth of the commercial fishing industry. A small gift shop operated by the Cordova Historical Society features books of local interest and other items. Monthly evening programs are sponsored by the Historical Society.
Culture, General, History, Historic House
Learn how to gold pan at the creek just like the old timers did it. We show you how and provide the equipment to enjoy a day at the creek and amongst the old buildings preserved and surrounded by beautiful gardens and scenic mountains. Crow Creek Mine if for history buffs, children, gardeners and anyone who enjoys the outdoors.