Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Strengthening our people by preserving and promoting the Ahtna culture and supporting education.
The museum houses 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.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Natural History, Science
The non-profit Alaska Museum of Natural History fills a special need for science education in Alaska. No other organization in the state educates exclusively on Alaska's unique geological, cultural, and ecological history
Anthropology, Art, Culture, History, Natural History
Museum Store 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.
History, Natural History, Nature Centers
We are a Natural History museum With over 200 exhibits from a Dragon Fly to a 9 ft. Brown Bear. Our Live raptor center will be opening in the summer of 2010 with live birds on display and presentations.
The Baranov Museum is located in the Erskine House, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest of four Russian built structures remaining in the United States. Built as a warehouse for the lucrative fur trade, the Erskine House has overlooked the channel entering the port of Kodiak for over 200 years. At the Baranov Museum visitors can discover the history of this remarkable corner of the world through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events.
Delta Junction, Alaska
Culture, History, Historic House, Park
Big Delta State Historical Park gives visitors an opportunity to take a walk back in time. The park is comprised of Rika's Roadhouse and the Big Delta State Historic District, both on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic district was an important crossroad for prospectors, travelers, traders, and the military during the early days of the 20th century. Rika's Roadhouse, the centerpiece of the park, served travelers of the historic Valdez-to-Fairbanks Trail from 1913 to 1947.
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.
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.
Culture, History, Library
In 1967 FNA was incorporated as a nonprofit under the laws of the State of Alaska. Membership then as it is now was open to Alaska Natives and American Indians of one-quarter blood or greater who once a year elect a nine-person board of directors. Today FNA is a powerful and influential Native American voice in Alaska.
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.
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.
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.
Anthropology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Library, Natural History, Planetarium, Science
Hands-on, inquiry-based science center for all ages. Self-explore exhibits, hourly demonstrations, workshops for groups in earth, life & physical sciences, pre-school programs, special events, birthday parties with science themes, and more. Marine touch tanks, planetarium, bubble lab, galaxy room, reptiles, Arctic ecology, physics and traveling exhibits. Science store carries books, science kits, puzzles, games and other educational products.
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, Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Home built in 1891 for Anglican Missionary William Duncan of Beverly, England. Exhibits include personal possessions, antique phonographs, furniture, telephones, Tsimshian bentwood box, ceremonial drum, book collection on Alaska territorial law, educational and religious magazines. Also, photographs of life in Metlakatla, British Columbia, on through migration to Metlakatla, Alaska, and pictorial display of history of William Duncan's life accomplishments. Guided tours available.
More than 200 major artifacts include aircraft, construction and mining equipment, tractors and farm machinery, fishing boats, railroad locomotives and road vehicles. From manpower through the steam age, to modern aviation, descriptive signs let the machines tell the story of Alaska's development. An exhibit on Alaska's many railroads is housed in three W.W.II troop sleepers and a caboose. Expanded indoor gallery exhibits greet visitors year-round.