Collections include local Athabascan artifacts from mid-19th century to the present, historic photographs and artifacts from the Anvik Mission (Episcopal) established in 1887, household articles and trade goods from the early 20th century.
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.
Delta Junction, Alaska
Provides exhibits at Rika's Roadhouse and Sullivan Roadhouse. See following listings.
Eagle City, Alaska
Exhibits in six restored historic buildings dating from the end of the 19th century: James Wickersham's first Courthouse, U.S. Custom House, the Improved Order of Redmen Lodge and three Fort Egbert buildings, all with period furnishings. Displays with photographs on the Gold Rush town, military fort and commercial center with judicial, communication, transportation, construction, agriculture, mining, pioneer activities and social organizations, schools, military, customs and Han Indian exhibits.
Copper Center, Alaska
History, Historical Society
Housed in a rustic log cabin, the museum offers the visitor a unique look at the varied past of the Copper River Valley area. Exhibits include early mining of gold and copper, and Russian artifacts.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
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. Facility can be rented for meetings.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Located on the world-famous Iditarod Trail and housed in one of the two remaining buildings from Knik's original townsite, the Knik Museum features the Sled Dog Musher's Hall of Fame on the second floor. The museum building was previously used as a pool hall and roadhouse, and now contains a collection of clothing, dishes, furniture and artifacts from Knik's earlier days. Operated by the Wasilla-Knik-Willow Creek Historical Society.
Archaeology, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park, Science, Specialized
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.
Anthropology, Aquarium, Botanical Garden, History, Historical Society, Natural History
The museum focuses on the natural and cultural history of the Kenai Peninsula. Exhibits include artifacts from the area's earliest Native inhabitants to homesteaders of the '30s & '40s. Excellent aquariums and a tide-pool tank feature live Kachemak Bay sea creatures. Visitors may operate remotely controlled cameras to view Alaska seabirds on inaccessible islands.
The museum presents the chief points of Seward's history through photographs, artifacts and documents. There is also a fine collection of Native baskets and ivory carvings on display. Duringthe summer there are evening programs consisting of two slide/tape shows: The History of Seward and The History of the Iditarod Trail. A special open house is held every August 28 in honor of the founding of Seward in 1903. Museum shop carries books by local authors and other items relating to local area.
Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Military
The Sitka Historical Museum is a history museum in Sitka, Alaska with a focus on interpreting Sitka and Southeast Alaska’s history. Known as the only museum in Sitka that contains elements of all of Sitka’s history, the Sitka Historical Museum has exhibits, photographs, artifacts, and archives related to Sitka’s Tlingit, Russian, and American history, and particularly, the period surrounding and following Alaska’s 1867 transfer from Russia.
Homesteaders' village; wildlife displays; Native artifacts; and lectures by appointment.
History of Talkeetna including mining, railroad and flying. A 12-foot by 12-foot scale model of Mt. McKinley with photographs. Also mountain climbing displays.
A small house museum, dedicated to the life and times of Judge James Wickersham and his family during the years 1900-1910. House, furnishings and decor are authentic to the time period and to the Wickersham family.