Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Strengthening our people by preserving and promoting the Ahtna culture and supporting education.
Located between the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountain ranges, the Park provides a lovely expanse of lawns and gardens with playground, benches, and picnic tables. The Park focuses on three main areas of local history: the coal "boom and bust" era of the late teens and early 1920s; the Athabascan Indian culture ' (Ahtna and Dena'ina); and the construction of the Glenn Highway. Historic buildings and equipment enable visitors to experience life from the past.
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.
Denali Park, Alaska
Collections include botany, zoology, geology, and history. Traditional park activities take place. Reading room and outdoor museum. Publications for sale.
Eagle River, Alaska
The Eklutna Village site has been inhabited by the Dena'ina Athabascan Indians since about 1650. Here you can learn about their traditional lifestyle and visit a number of attractions, including the Eklutna Village Heritage House, with historical exhibits and Native art; the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, originally built in the 1830s and reconstructed in the 1970s; the new St. Nicholas Church, completed in 1962; and the Eklutna Cemetery, known for its colorfully decorated "spirit houses.
Cooper Landing, Alaska
Walk in the footprints of time: Kahtnu, the Kenai River, tumbling and singing its way to Tikahtnu, Cook Inlet. The whisper and caress of winds passing through the branches of esni, ch'wala, and chug'eya; cottonwood, spruce and birch trees. Thrill to the call of dalika, ggugguyni, tskislagh; grandfather eagle, raven and sparrow. Watch them soar overhead, or flit from branch to branch; your trail companions for your walk in the footprints of time.
Housed in the circa 1898 White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad Depot, the historic Moore house and the Mascot Saloon. Collections consist of over 200,000 archaeology artifacts associated with the Klondike gold rush and 3,000 copies of historic photographs of the gold rush period. Library and 100-seat auditorium. Guided tours, lectures, films and permanent exhibitions.
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.
Pioneer Museum displays historical collections of photos and artifacts of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks mining district from its beginnings in 1902 and early days through World War II. The show, "The Big Stampede" portrays the great Gold Rush to the Klondike and to Fairbanks. It comes alive through the brush of Fairbanks' and Alaska's premiere artist, C. "Rusty" Heurlin.
The museum collection includes Tlingit ethnographic items, Tlingit and Haida totem poles, Russian American historical and archaeological collections, historical photographs, archives and herbarium specimens. The park's Visitor's Center features exhibits on Tlingit culture, and a slide program on the 1804 "Battle of Sitka." A wing of the Visitor Center houses the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center, Inc.